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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

Owner's name for the quilt:

Crazy Patchwork

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

String pieced squares

When was the form filled out?

3/24/1985

Quilt top made by:

Buntrock, Ruth

Quilted by:

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 the quilt was made, city:

Iron River

Where the quilt was made, county:

Iron

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

8/1980

When was the quilt finished?

7/1981

Why was the quilt made?

Gift or presentation

Details about why the quilt was made:

granddaughter's third birthday

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

Quiltmaker's city:

Gaastra

Quiltmaker's county:

Iron

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Fuleihan

Quiltmaker's birth date:

6/24/1927

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

German and Syrian

Quiltmaker's educational background:

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

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Episcopalian

Quiltmaker's occupation:

Insurance writer and housewife

Quiltmaker's father's name:

Fuleihan, Nave

Quiltmaker's father's ethnic/tribal background:

Syrian (now Lenanon)

Quiltmaker's mother's name:

Fuleihan, Eleanor Stoelt

Quiltmaker's mother's ethnic/tribal background:

German

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

German

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

welder

Number of children:

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 quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Age 50 or over

Does/did the quiltmaker sell quilts:

yes

Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?

no

Name(s) of group(s) the quiltmaker belongs(ed) to:

Carrie Jacobs-Bond Composing Threaders

Where does/did 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

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

59"

How long is the quilt?

84"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Grandma

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

SEPT 23, 1981

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Number of quilt blocks:

450

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine 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:

1

How is the binding made?

Edges turned in/ no separate binding

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Polyester

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

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

Describe the source of the pattern:

From friend Hilma Holm

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

previous quilt shows

Contests entered:

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

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Source of the information on this quilt:

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 was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

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: 08/12/22