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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-8887

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number

86.1681

What is the name of the quilt given by the owner?

Lone Star

When was the form filled out?

10/18/1986

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:

Burr Oak

County:

St. Joseph

State:

Michigan (MI)

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

1930-1949

When was the quilt started?

1938

When was the quilt finished?

1942

This quilt was made to be used as a

How is this quilt used?

Choose the gender of the quilt maker(s).

Female

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

Burr Oak

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

St. Joseph

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

Michigan (MI)

What is the quilt maker's maiden name?

Leverence

What is the quilt maker's birthdate?

1926

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?

Lutheran

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker?

teacher and food sevice dir.

What is the quilt maker's father's name?

Leverence, Albert

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

German

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?

German

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

Irish

What is/was the occupation of the quilt maker's spouse?

electronic tech.

How did the quilt maker learn to quilt?

From Relative

When did the quilt maker begin making quilts?

Age 11-19

Why does/did the quilt maker make quilts?

Has the quilt maker ever sold quilts?

no

Has the quilt maker ever taught quilt making?

yes

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

70"

How long is the quilt?

88"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

What is the shape of the corners?

Rounded

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.

Re-quilted

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?

1

How are the blocks arranged in the quilt?

Straight

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?

Cotton

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?

Hand Piecing

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?

Cotton

What color is the back of the quilt?

Yellow

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

2

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?

Cotton

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

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

5

Choose another spot on the quilt. How many quilting stitches are there per inch? Count only the stitches on the top.

4

Describe the overall quilt design.

Elbow/fan

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.

Outline/Ditch

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

Purchased new

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?

Another quilt

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Quilt owner's name:

Gatha J. Harris

Quilt owner's city:

Burr Oak

Quilt owner's county:

St. Joseph

Quilt owner's state.

Michigan (MI)

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:

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.

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