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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-67

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

86.2175

Owner's name for the quilt:

Centennial Quilt

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

Sampler

When was the form filled out?

12/21/1986

Quilt top made by:

Quilted by:

Name of the group that made the quilt:

Le Cheneaux Community Members

If this quilt was made by a group, describe activities the group engaged in.

Makes quilt to support the LeCheneaux Historical Museum

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:

Cedarville and Hessel

Where the quilt was made, county:

Mackinac

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

1/1982

When was the quilt finished?

3/1984

Why was the quilt made?

Commemorative

Details about why the quilt was made:

to celebrate the centennial year of 1984

Quilt is presently used as:

Quiltmaker's gender:

Group

Quiltmaker's city:

Cedarville

Quiltmaker's county:

Mackinac

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Fundraising

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

Members include: Isabelle Sims, Amy Dunn, Annegret Goehring, Ellen Smith, Anna Kay, Sally Smale, Wilma Krino, Davine Carr, and Charlene McGurk.

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

81 1/2"

How long is the quilt?

81 1/2"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Describe the corners of the quilt:

Straight

Antique colors:

Overall color scheme:

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Damage:

Repairs:

What is inscribed on the quilt?

each block is signed and titled by maker

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1984

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

Describe where the inscription was found:

top

Number of quilt blocks:

36

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Sashing width:

1"

What is the shape of the quilt block?

Sampler

Number of borders:

1

Border description:

2 1/4"

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

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Novelty technique used to make the quilt top:

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery

Embellishment used:

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton or polyester blend

What color is the back of the quilt?

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

2

Describe the back:

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Fabric structure of the binding?

How is the binding made?

Straight grain

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Blanket or flannel

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

6

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

5

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Describe the quilting designs used:

Outline/Ditch

Where did the maker get their materials?

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

2000 visitors each summer season see it and remark about it's meaningful beauty. It is always in the museum, but also in the community for it's dedication and during the centennial year of 1984.

Related items such as diaries, obituaries, wills, household inventories, or pictures of the quiltmaker:

Each square has appeared separately and the whole quilt often in the "WeeklyWave," St. Ignace 1983-1984-1985

Publications (including web sites) where this quilt or maker was featured:

Photocopy of news paper article in MQP file 86.2161. 99-Patch Sailboat Quit Raffle. A list of block titles, descriptions and makers are in the hard file. Clippings or photocopies. Photos of quilter

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Le Cheneaux Historical Museum

Quilt owner's city:

Cedarville

Quilt owner's county:

Mackinac

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Gift

Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Postcard caption reads: The Les Cheneaux Historical Museum in Cedarville, Michigan, is permanent home of this Centennial Quilt. It depicts historically important buildings, places, and events in the Hessel-Cedarville area, and was made by members of the community in celebration of the centennial year 1984.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, describe their input.

Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

;. Centennial Quilt. 3/1984. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-67. Accessed: 05/17/22