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12-8-45

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

90.0010

Quilt's title:

Lights Along The Shore

Name(s) for quilt's pattern in common use:

Light houses with ocean waves settings

Quilt top made by:

Vredenburg, Elsie

Quilted by:

Vredenburg, Elsie

If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?

Purchased the quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Tustin

Where the quilt was made, county:

Osceola

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

Aug. 1989

When was the quilt finished?

Jan. 1990

Why was the quilt made?

Challenge or Contest entry

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Tustin

Quiltmaker's county:

Osceola

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Morris

Quiltmaker's birth date:

12/19/1941

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

North European

Quiltmaker's educational background:

BS in Home Economics Education, MSU, 1963

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

United Methodist

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Quilt artist, self employed

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Morris, Ford

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Northern European (mostly English and Dutch)

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Hungsberger, Nettie

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Northern European (mostly English and German) Pennsylvania Dutch

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouse(s) occupation:

Rural mail carrier

Number of children:

3

How many of the quilt maker's children were girls?

2

How many of the quilt maker's children were boys?

1

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 11-19

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Gifts

Describe how and/or why the quiltmaker quilts:

Each grandchild received a quilt for 2nd Christmas, wedding gifts for children, nieces and nephews, special friends.

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

more than 50

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts:

yes

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

yes

Name(s) of group(s) the quiltmaker belongs(ed) to:

North Star Quilters, Cadillac, MI

What are the main activities of the group?

Show and tell, making charity quilts, support

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

76"

How long is the quilt?

95"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

What is inscribed on the quilt?

EIV

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

90

Describe where the inscription was found:

top

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Border description:

3"

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Hand-dyed

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

less than a half inch

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Polyester

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

6

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

7

Describe the quilting designs used:

swirls, waves, clouds

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Describe the source(s) of the quilt's materials:

With the exception of the border fabric, all was taken from my scrapbag; nothing was especially purchased for this quilt.

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Original to maker

Describe the source of the pattern:

The actual time to design and make this quilt was 240 hours. The lighthouses are all located in Michigan and found in a book by Charles K. Hyde, "The Northern Lights."

Contests entered:

U.S. Coast Guard 200th Anniversary Quilt Contest, Grand Haven, MI, July,1990, Grand Prize

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

Patterns; Prizes, awards, ribbons, etc.; Photos of quilter

Person filling out this form is:

Quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Tri-County Historical Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Grand Haven

Quilt owner's county:

Ottawa

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Purchase

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

It was a purchase award of $4000 by Betty Boyink Publishing of Grand Haven, MI. The quilt was then donated to the present owner.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

How did the quiltmaker participate in the creation of the quilt?

Made entire quilt

Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?

Original to maker

Describe where the quilting design pattern was found:

Much of the quilting design was made up as I went along.

Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quilt maker:

Pieced wall hangings with lighthouses or other architecture

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Vredenburg, Elsi. Lights Along The Shore. Jan. 1990. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-45. Accessed: 05/17/22

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