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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:

2011:161.1

Quilt's title:

Lone Star

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

Purchased the quilt

Where the quilt was made, city:

Peshabestown

Where the quilt was made, county:

Leelanau

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1901-1929

When was the quilt finished?

c1910

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Native American; Ottawa (Odawa)

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

63"

How long is the quilt?

78 3/4"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Blue; Cream; Green; Pink; Purple; Red; Yellow

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Describe the quilt's layout:

Medallion or framed center

Number of borders:

3

Border description:

1 1/2" each

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

7

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

5

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Fans

Source of the information on this quilt:

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 was this quilt acquired?

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

Copyright holder:

MSU Board of Trustees

Cite this Quilt

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: 05/28/22

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