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12-8-4793

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

86.1977

What is the title of the quilt?

Abstract

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

Crazy

When was the form filled out?

11/14/1986

Who made the quilt top?

Mulkey, Ingrid

Who did the quilting?

Mulkey, Ingrid

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

Received as a gift

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Ironwood

County:

Gogebic

State:

Michigan (MI)

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

1950-1975

When was the quilt started?

10/1963

When was the quilt finished?

11/1963

This quilt was made to be used as a

How is this quilt used?

Museum collection

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

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

Ironwood

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

Gogebic

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

Michigan (MI)

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Raivio

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

9/13/1912

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

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

High school, Fashion Illustration College

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

Lutheran

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

Artist desginer

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

Raivio, Jon Anders August (Gust)

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

Finnish

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

Raivio, Kaisa Maria (Kate)

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

Finnish

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

Irish

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

J.F. Mulkey Manufacturing Co.

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

2

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

1

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

1

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

Self-Taught

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Age 20-29

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

How many quilt has the quilt maker made?

1-5 quilts

Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?

no

Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?

no

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

37"

How long is the quilt?

50 1/2"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the shape of the corners?

Straight

These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured. Enter all the specific colors that are found in the quilt.

Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt.

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

Good/moderate use

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

If you chose Other, please describe the damage.

Missing tassels

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

If you chose Other, please describe the repair.

Re-stitched

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

Ingrid R. Mulkey

What is the date found on the quilt?

1963

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

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

top

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

Block pattern

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?

Side by side

If one shape is used throughout the quilt, what is that shape?

How many borders are on the quilt?

1

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

Cotton

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

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

Describe any unique fibers used in the quilt top.

Corduroy

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Piecing

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Embroidery

Enter any unusual technique that hasn't been described in a previous field.

Applique

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

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

63

How do you describe the quilt back?

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

Wool

What is the structure of the fabric used to make the quilt binding?

What construction technique was used to finish the edge of the quilt?

Fringe

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

No filling

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

Describe the overall quilt design.

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

Describe any background/fill patterns used in the quilt design.

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

Outline/Ditch

Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Peach, 378 wool tassels

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

My sister-in-law made carpets on a loom and had a box full of new corduroy scraps. She said I could have them, so I decided to use them as an experiment on a quilt.

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

At our first museum building on McLeod Ave., 1971 and at the present Depot Museum, 1986 also on exhibit at the Quilt exhibit at the Depot, 1986.

Who documented this quilt?

Quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Old Depot Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Ironwood

Quilt owner's county:

Gogebic

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Ingrid Mulkey, maker and donor

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, choose the best description of their input.

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

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

Original designs

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Mulkey, Ingri. Abstract. 11/1963. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-4793. Accessed: 12/09/21