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Republic Heritage Quilt; Pictorial Sampler

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-679

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

99.0044

Quilt's title:

Republic Heritage Quilt

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

Pictorial Sampler

Quilt top made by:

Quilted by:

Name of the group that made the quilt:

Republic Area Historical Society

If the quilt was made by a group, when did the group start?

Fall of 1992

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?

Presentation or award

Where the quilt was made, city:

Republic area

Where the quilt was made, county:

Marquette

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

1994

When was the quilt finished?

1995

Why was the quilt made?

Commemorative

Details about why the quilt was made:

Made for town of Republic's 125th anniversary celebration (1870-1995)

Quilt is presently used as:

Quiltmaker's gender:

Group

Quiltmaker's city:

Republic

Quiltmaker's county:

Marquette

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

In which kind of environment did the quiltmaker live?

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Mixed, many Finnish members

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quiltmaker learn to quilt?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

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

Aileen Aho; Sue Ann Ambuehl;

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

83"

How long is the quilt?

97"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Antique colors:

Overall color scheme:

Multicolor

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

Damage:

Repairs:

Type of inscription:

Date

What is inscribed on the quilt?

The quilt also includes the names of our oldest townspeople on one of the blocks.

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1995

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

Number of quilt blocks:

30

Arrangement of quilt blocks:

Straight

Sashing width:

3"

What is the shape of the quilt block?

Sampler

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

What color is the back of the quilt?

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

Describe the back:

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Fabric structure of the binding?

How is the binding made?

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

greater than one inch

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

1 1/2"

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Polyester

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

12

Quilting designs used, overall motifs:

Quilting designs used, decorative motifs:

Cables

Quilting designs used, background fills:

Where did the maker get their materials?

Sewing scraps

Describe the source(s) of the quilt's materials:

Some materials for the quilt blocks were given to those who vlounteered to make a block.

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Original to maker

Describe the source of the pattern:

The history of our town was the focus, with some general subjects suggested. Each person designed and made their own block.

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

Booklet describing each block's inspiration

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Republic Area Historical Society

Quilt owner's city:

Republic

Quilt owner's county:

Marquette

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Presentation/award

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

A second quilt was made at the same time and raffled off.

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.

Designed the pattern

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

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

;. Republic Heritage Quilt. 1995. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-679. Accessed: 05/17/22