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Who documented this quilt?
Michigan Quilt Project
Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Michigan State University Museum
Michigan Quilt Project Number
What is the name of the quilt given by the owner?
When was the form filled out?
Who made the quilt top?
Harris, Gatha J.
Who did the quilting?
Harris, Gatha J.
If you are the quilt owner, how did you acquire this quilt?
Made the quilt
WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:
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When was the quilt started?
When was the quilt finished?
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How is this quilt used?
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Where does/did the quilt maker live (city)?
Where does/did the quilt maker live (county)?
Where does/did the quilt maker live (state)?
What is the quilt maker's maiden name?
What is the quilt maker's birthdate?
What environment did the quilt maker(s) live in?
What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?
college, MSU, home economics
What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?
What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?
teacher and food sevice dir.
What is the quilt maker's father's name?
What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's father?
What is the quilt maker's mother's name?
Leverence, Mary Elizabeth
What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's mother?
What is/was the ethnic or tribal background of the quilt maker's spouse?
What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?
How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?
When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?
Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?
Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?
Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?
What type of quilted object is this?
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
What is the shape of the quilt edge?
What is the shape of the corners?
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.
What is the best description of the quilt's condition?
Very good/almost new
Describe any repairs made to this quilt.
If you chose Other, please describe the repair.
If the quilt has an inscription, what type(s) of inscriptions are on the quilt?
How was the inscription made?
Where is the inscription found on the quilt?
How many blocks are in the quilt?
How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?
How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?
If one shape is used throughout the quilt, what is that shape?
What types of fiber were used to make the quilt top?
What types of fabric were used to make the quilt top?
What types of prints were used to make the quilt top?
What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?
What applique method was used to make the quilt top?
What novelty technique was used to make the quilt top?
What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?
What embellishment materials were used to make the quilt top?
What fibers were used to make the quilt back?
What color is the back of the quilt?
How many pieces of fabric were used to make the quilt back?
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 is the width of the binding (front side only)?
less than a half inch
What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?
How are the quilt layers held together?
How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.
Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.
Describe the overall quilt design.
Describe any decorative patterns used in the quilt design.
Describe any background/fill patterns used in the quilt design.
Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.
How did the quilt maker acquire the fabric for this quilt?
If you chose Other, please explain how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt.
Fabrics purchased at J.C. Penney.
What is the source of the quilt's pattern?
Ownership of this quilt is:
Quilt owner's name:
Gatha J. Harris
Quilt owner's city:
Quilt owner's county:
Quilt owner's state.
How did the owner acquire this quilt?
Made by owner
Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.
My first quilt. I wanted to accomplish a quilt because my family members quilted or made quilts.
Access and copyright information:
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.
Where did the quilt maker find the pattern for the quilting design on this quilt?
Describe anything about the design of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.
Fabric purchased from J.C. Penney
Describe any favorite patterns, tools, etc. used by the quilt maker.
No special pattern, prefer patchwork
Who is the copyright holder?
Michigan State University Museum
Cite this Quilt
Harris, Gatha J. Lone Star. 1942. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-8887. Accessed: 01/19/22