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Lone Star. c1910. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-5965. Accessed: 02/26/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-5965

Object label

Star of Bethlehem
Maker unknown
Peshawbestown, Leelanau County, Michigan
c1920
Collection of Michigan State University Museum acc.#2011:161.1

Essay about this quilt.

It is probable that Native Americans began quilting in the Great Lakes region after the establishment of Catholic missions in the 19th century; it is known that quilting took place at the Immaculate Conception in Peshawbestown. According to James M. McClurken, co-author with James A. Clifton and George L. Cornell, of People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway of Michigan, the star and floral motifs used in this quilt are typical components of Ottawa (Odawa) designs and mimic designs depicted in earlier porcupine quill work and beaded pieces in the region.

From Great Lakes, Great Quilts.

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

11.0084

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number here

2011:161.1

What is the title of the quilt?

Lone Star

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

Purchased the quilt

Where was the quilt made (city)?

Peshabestown

Where was the quilt made (county)?

Leelanau

Where was the quilt made (state)?

Michigan (MI)

Where was the quilt made (country)?

United States

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

1901-1929

When was the quilt finished?

c1910

How is this quilt used?

Museum collection

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

Native American; Ottawa (Odawa)

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

63"

How long is the quilt?

78 3/4"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the shape of the corners?

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Blue, Cream, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow

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

Very good/almost new

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

Medallion or framed center

How many borders are on the quilt?

3

Describe the style of the borders.

1 1/2" each

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

Cotton

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Piecing

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Applique

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

Cotton

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Cotton

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

7

Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

5

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

Fans

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

Museum employee

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public- Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's name:

Michigan State University Museum

Quilt owner's city:

East Lansing

Quilt owner's county:

Ingham

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

How did the owner acquire this quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

Donated by Anne Pray, Elk Rapids, MI

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who photographed this quilt?

Pearl Yee Wong

Who is the copyright holder?

MSU Board of Trustees

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