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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

What is the title of the quilt?

Republic Heritage Quilt

What is the pattern name that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians for this quilt?

Pictorial Sampler

Who made the quilt top?

Who did the quilting?

If this quilt was made by a group, enter the name of the group (e.g. Presbyterian Ladies Aid of Royal Oak).

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 WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Republic area

County:

Marquette

State:

Michigan (MI)

Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made.

1976-1999

When was the quilt started?

1994

When was the quilt finished?

1995

This quilt was made to be used as a

Commemorative

Please explain other reasons why this quilt was made.

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

How is this quilt used?

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Group

Where does/did the quilt maker live (city)?

Republic

Where does/did the quilt maker live (county)?

Marquette

Where does/did the quilt maker live (state)?

Michigan (MI)

What environment did the quilt maker(s) live in?

What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker?

Mixed, many Finnish members

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Did/does the quilt maker belong to a quilting group? If yes, name the group(s).

Aileen Aho; Sue Ann Ambuehl;

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

83"

How long is the quilt?

97"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured. Enter all the specific colors that are found in the quilt.

Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt.

Multicolor

What is the best description of the quilt's condition?

Excellent/like new

Is this quilt damaged? If yes, how?

Describe any repairs made to this quilt.

If the quilt has an inscription, what type(s) of inscriptions are on the quilt?

Date

Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings.

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

What is the date found on the quilt?

1995

How was the inscription made?

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

How many blocks are in the quilt?

30

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

What is the width of the sashing?

3"

If one shape is used throughout the quilt, what is that shape?

Sampler

What types of fabric were used to make the quilt top?

What types of prints were used to make the quilt top?

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Applique

What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Embroidery

What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

How many pieces of fabric were used to make the quilt back?

1

How do you describe the quilt back?

What fiber type was used to make the quilt binding?

What is the structure of the fabric used to make the quilt binding?

What construction technique was used to finish the edge of the quilt?

What is the width of the binding (front side only)?

greater than one inch

What is the actual width of the binding (front side only)?

1 1/2"

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Polyester

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

12

Describe the overall quilt design.

Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.

Cables

Describe any background/fill patterns used in the quilt design.

How did the quilt maker acquire the fabric for this quilt?

Sewing scraps

If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.

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

What is the source of the quilt's pattern?

Original to maker

If you chose Other, please explain where the pattern was found.

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

List publications where this quilt or maker was featured.

Booklet describing each block's inspiration

Who documented this quilt?

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 did the owner acquire this quilt?

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

What parts of the quilt making process did the quilt maker do?

Made entire quilt

If the source helped design the quilt, choose the best description of their input.

Designed the pattern

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

Who is the 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: 12/09/21