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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

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Describe the method used to inscribe the quilt:

Red embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

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

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

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 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: 05/20/22