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QUILT INDEX RECORD

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

What is the title of the quilt?

Lights Along The Shore

What is the pattern name that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians for this quilt?

Light houses with ocean waves settings

Who made the quilt top?

Vredenburg, Elsie

Who did the quilting?

Vredenburg, Elsie

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

Purchased the quilt

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Tustin

County:

Osceola

State:

Michigan (MI)

Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

Aug. 1989

When was the quilt finished?

Jan. 1990

This quilt was made to be used as a

Challenge or Contest entry

How is this quilt used?

Museum collection

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

Where does/did the quilt maker live (city)?

Tustin

Where does/did the quilt maker live (county)?

Osceola

Where does/did the quilt maker live (state)?

Michigan (MI)

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Morris

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

12/19/1941

What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker?

North European

What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?

BS in Home Economics Education, MSU, 1963

What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?

United Methodist

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

Quilt artist, self employed

What is the quilt maker's father's name?

Morris, Ford

What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's father?

Northern European (mostly English and Dutch)

What is the quilt maker's mother's name?

Hungsberger, Nettie

What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's mother?

Northern European (mostly English and German) Pennsylvania Dutch

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?

Rural mail carrier

Did the quilt maker have children? If so, how many?

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 quilt maker begin making quilts?

Age 11-19

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Gifts

If you chose Other, explain the why the quilt maker quilts.

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

How many quilt has the quilt maker made?

more than 50

Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?

yes

Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?

yes

Did/does the quilt maker belong to a quilting group? If yes, name the group(s).

North Star Quilters, Cadillac, MI

What are the main activities of the group?

Show and tell, making charity quilts, support

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

76"

How long is the quilt?

95"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the best description of the quilt's condition?

Excellent/like new

Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings.

EIV

What is the date found on the quilt?

90

If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

top

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

Describe the style of the borders.

3"

What types of prints were used to make the quilt top?

Hand-dyed

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Machine Piecing

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

How many pieces of fabric were used to make the quilt back?

1

What is the width of the binding (front side only)?

less than a half inch

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Polyester

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

6

Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

7

Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

swirls, waves, clouds

How did the quilt maker acquire the fabric for this quilt?

Sewing scraps

If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.

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

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Original to maker

If you chose Other, please explain where the pattern was found.

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."

List all contests where this quilt was entered.

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

List publications where this quilt or maker was featured.

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

Who documented this quilt?

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 did the owner acquire this quilt?

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

What parts of the quilt making process did the quilt maker do?

Made entire quilt

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

Original to maker

If you chose Other, please explain the 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

Who is the 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: 12/09/21

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