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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

Owner's name for the quilt:

Album

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

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

Quilt top made by:

Shellhammer, Mary Maria

Quilted by:

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

Received as a gift

Where the quilt was made, city:

Union

Where the quilt was made, county:

Cass

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt started?

1880's beforePOlly's death in 1885

When was the quilt finished?

1880's

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Dibble

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Rural

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

5/8/1885 of stomach cancer

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Baptist

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Dibble, Anson

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Dibble, Lydia O'Dell

Quiltmaker's spouse's/spouses' ethnic/tribal background:

German

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

farmer, soldier in Civil War

Number of children:

9

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

6

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

3

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

69"

How long is the quilt?

77"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Type of inscription:

Multiple Names

What is inscribed on the quilt?

names of family and friends

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on block

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

42 pieced

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

3

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?

Cotton

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid/crosshatch

Exhibitions where this quilt was 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 was this quilt acquired?

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

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: 05/17/22

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