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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-4779

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

85.0582

What is the name of the quilt given by the owner?

Album

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

Friendship Chain, Crosspatch, Enclosed Cross

What is the number for this pattern from Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique?

2813c

When was the form filled out?

5/20/1985

Who made the quilt top?

Shellhammer, Mary Maria

Who did the quilting?

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

Received as a gift

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Union

County:

Cass

State:

Michigan (MI)

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

1876-1900

When was the quilt started?

1880's beforePOlly's death in 1885

When was the quilt finished?

1880's

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

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

United States

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Dibble

What environment did the quilt maker(s) live in?

Rural

If applicable, when did the quilt maker die?

5/8/1885 of stomach cancer

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

Baptist

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

Dibble, Anson

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

Dibble, Lydia O'Dell

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

German

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

farmer, soldier in Civil War

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

9

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

6

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

3

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

69"

How long is the quilt?

77"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the shape of the corners?

Straight

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

Excellent/like new

If the quilt has an inscription, what type(s) of inscriptions are on the quilt?

Multiple Names

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

names of family and friends

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on block

What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?

Block pattern

How many blocks are in the quilt?

42 pieced

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

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

Cotton

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Piecing

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Embroidery

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

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

3

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

less than a half inch

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Cotton

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

Describe the overall quilt design.

Grid/crosshatch

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

Newton House Museum

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Newton House Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Valinia

Quilt owner's county:

Cass

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Polly to daughters to Grace Field who donated it in 1974

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Shellhammer, Mary Mari. Album. 1880's. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-4779. Accessed: 12/09/21

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