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Four Square Rose; Applique rose variation

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-494

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

85.0214

Owner's name for the quilt:

Four Square Rose

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

Applique rose variation

Biography of the quiltmaker?

Nellie told me her mother had made the quilt and that it was over 100 years old. This was probably 7 or 8 years ago. I would venture to say the quilt is possibly 110 years old and older. Nellie was born at Leslie, Mich, and later lived in or around Reading, Mich. before moving to Hillsdale with her parents and brother, at the age of 12. She lived at that same address for 72 yrs. She and her brother never married, they and their parents lived at 34 Short St. and after their parents died, they continued living their the rest of their lives. Nellie's mother's name was Elmira (Frazer) Kibler, born, 1851 and died 1921.

When was the form filled out?

3/6/1985

Quilt top made by:

Kibler, Elmira

Quilted by:

Kibler, Elmira

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

Purchased the quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Hillsdale

Where the quilt was made, county:

Hillsdale

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1850-1875

When was the quilt finished?

c.1850

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Frazer

Quiltmaker's birth date:

1851

Quiltmaker's date and place of death:

1921

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

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

72"

How long is the quilt?

84"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Damage:

Tears or holes

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

4

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Number of borders:

1

Border description:

8" Appliqued rose stems

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

Cotton

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Describe any unusual techniques used to make the quilt top:

Cording

Embellishment used:

Other attachments

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

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

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

12

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

12

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Feathering

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Grid/crosshatch

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Michigan Quilts: A Celebration of 150 Years of Textile Tradition, East Lansing, MI, September 12-November 1, 1987, Kresge Art Museum, MSU; Hanover Historical Museum Show, 1982

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Michigan Quilts, figure 11, p. 2

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

Daughter of quilt dealer had Nellie's family bible and it has a record of the births, deaths, etc. of the family.

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Ray and Alice Pengra

Quilt owner's city:

Horton

Quilt owner's county:

Jackson

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Purchase

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Nellie Kibler, 1974 estate sale (maker's daughter's estate)

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

Who photographed this quilt?

Peter Glendinning

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Kibler, Elmir. Four Square Rose. c.1850. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-494. Accessed: 08/12/22