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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

Quilt's title:

Abstract

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

Crazy

When was the form filled out?

11/14/1986

Quilt top made by:

Mulkey, Ingrid

Quilted by:

Mulkey, Ingrid

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

Received as a gift

Where the quilt was made, city:

Ironwood

Where the quilt was made, county:

Gogebic

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1950-1975

When was the quilt started?

10/1963

When was the quilt finished?

11/1963

Why was the quilt made?

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Ironwood

Quiltmaker's county:

Gogebic

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Raivio

Quiltmaker's birth date:

9/13/1912

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Quiltmaker's educational background:

High school, Fashion Illustration College

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Lutheran

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Artist desginer

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Raivio, Jon Anders August (Gust)

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Finnish

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Raivio, Kaisa Maria (Kate)

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Finnish

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

Irish

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

J.F. Mulkey Manufacturing Co.

Number of children:

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 quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 20-29

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Estimated number of quilts made by this quiltmaker:

1-5 quilts

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts:

no

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

37"

How long is the quilt?

50 1/2"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Antique colors:

Overall color scheme:

Quilt's condition:

Good/moderate use

Damage:

Describe the damage:

Missing tassels

Repairs:

Describe the repairs:

Re-stitched

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Ingrid R. Mulkey

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1963

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

Describe where the inscription was found:

top

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

What is the shape of the quilt block?

Number of borders:

1

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

Cotton

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

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

Corduroy

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Novelty technique used to make the quilt top:

Describe any unusual techniques used to make the quilt top:

Applique

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery

Embellishment used:

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

63

Describe the back:

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Wool

Fabric structure of the binding?

How is the binding made?

Fringe

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

No filling

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Describe the quilting designs used:

Outline/Ditch

Features or notes about the quilt's appearance, materials, or construction:

Peach, 378 wool tassels

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

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.

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Exhibitions where this quilt was 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.

Person filling out this form is:

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 was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Ingrid Mulkey, maker and donor

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, describe 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

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: 05/17/22