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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-6682

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:

16.0085

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

2016:45.1

Owner's name for the quilt:

Bowmansville Star

When was the form filled out?

8/2/2016

Quilt top made by:

Mayer, Ida

Describe the relationship to the quilt's maker:

Museum employee

Where the quilt was made, city:

Bowmansville

Where the quilt was made, state:

Pennsylvania (PA)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt started?

1887

When was the quilt finished?

c1980

Quilt is presently used as:

Museum collection

Quiltmaker's gender:

Female

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

88 1/2"

How long is the quilt?

93 1/2"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Very good/almost new

Type of inscription:

Date; Single Inscription

What is inscribed on the quilt?

Ida Mayer

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1887

Method used to make the inscription:

Embroidery

Describe the method used to inscribe the quilt:

Red embroidery

Location of inscription:

on block

Describe the quilt's layout:

One patch or allover

Number of quilt blocks:

61 x 59=3599

Size of quilt blocks:

1 1/4" x 1 1/4"

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Side by side

Border description:

6 1/4"

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

Cotton

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Print; Solid/plain; Dotted; Conversation Prints

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

How is the binding made?

Back turned to front

What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?

half inch - one inch

How wide is the binding (measure on the top only)?

5/8"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Grid diamond

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library, or Institution

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?

Purchase

Details

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Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Who photographed this quilt?

Pearl Yee Wong

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

Mayer, Id. Bowmansville Star. c1980. 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=12-8-6682. Accessed: 11/27/22