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Crazy Patchwork; String pieced squares

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Cite this Quilt

Buntrock, Rut. Crazy Patchwork. 7/1981. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-5013. Accessed: 09/22/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-5013

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

85.0601

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

Crazy Patchwork

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

String pieced squares

When was the form filled out?

3/24/1985

Who made the quilt top?

Buntrock, Ruth

Who did the quilting?

Buntrock, Ruth

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my

Quilt owner

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

Received as a gift

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Iron River

County:

Iron

State:

Michigan (MI)

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

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

8/1980

When was the quilt finished?

7/1981

This quilt was made to be used as a

Gift or presentation

Please explain other reasons why this quilt was made.

granddaughter's third birthday

How is this quilt used?

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

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

Gaastra

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

Iron

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

Michigan (MI)

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Fuleihan

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

6/24/1927

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

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

German and Syrian

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

3 year college at Wayne University, grades 1-12 at Flint, MI; Graduate of Central High

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

Episcopalian

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

Insurance writer and housewife

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

Fuleihan, Nave

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

Syrian (now Lenanon)

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

Fuleihan, Eleanor Stoelt

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

German

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?

welder

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

4

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

3

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

1

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Age 50 or over

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?

yes

Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?

no

Did/does the quilt maker belong to a quilting group? If yes, name the group(s).

Carrie Jacobs-Bond Composing Threaders

Where did/does the group meet?

Iron County Museum, Caspian, MI

What are the main activities of the group?

Quilts Shows, Doll Shows, Fiber Show, Raffle Quilt, all to raise money to take care of the Bond House

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

59"

How long is the quilt?

84"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the shape of the corners?

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

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?

Very good/almost new

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

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

Grandma

What is the date found on the quilt?

SEPT 23, 1981

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

How many blocks are in the quilt?

450

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?

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?

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Machine 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

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

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

1

How do you describe the quilt back?

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

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?

Edges turned in/ no separate binding

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Polyester

Describe the overall quilt design.

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

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

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

All pieces of material were taken from recognizable clothes or remnants of materials from which clothes were made

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

If you chose Other, please explain where the pattern was found.

From friend Hilma Holm

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

previous quilt shows

List all contests where this quilt was entered.

Iron County Fair, Iron River, MI, 8/1981

Who documented this quilt?

Quilt owner

Other relationship to source: If you chose Other, for the relationship to the source, describe the relationship here.

Granddaughter of quiltmaker

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Ami Kniebes

Quilt owner's city:

Coloma

Quilt owner's county:

Berrien

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

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?

Who is the copyright holder?

Michigan State University Museum