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QUILT INDEX RECORD

12-8-9012

Who documented this quilt?

Michigan Quilt Project

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Michigan Quilt Project Number:

99.0068

Quilt's title:

Woods District Sunflower

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

Sunflower

Quilt top made by:

Quilted by:

Name of the group that made the quilt:

Wood's District Ladies Society

If you are a relative of the quiltmaker, how are you related? The quiltmaker is my:

Quilt owner

Where the quilt was made, city:

Gulliver

Where the quilt was made, county:

Schoolcraft

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Time period:

1876-1900

When was the quilt started?

1897

When was the quilt finished?

1898

Why was the quilt made?

Fundraising

Details about why the quilt was made:

The quilt was made to raise money to build the Wood's Chapel which is located on County Road 433 in Doyle Township by the Wood's Cemetary. The Ladies Aide sold petals of the flower for 10 cents each to people all over the area.

Quilt is presently used as:

Artwork/wall hanging

Quiltmaker's city:

Gulliver

Quiltmaker's county:

Schoolcraft

Quiltmaker's state:

Michigan (MI)

Quiltmaker's ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

People of all nationalities

Quiltmaker's educational background:

one-room school

Quiltmaker's religious affiliation:

Presbyterian Mission Chapel

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

Wood's District Ladies Society

This is a:

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

66"

How long is the quilt?

80"

Shape of edge:

Straight

Quilt's condition:

Poor/very worn

What is inscribed on the quilt?

82 different signatures, Each petal has the name of the person who purchased that petal and the center circle has the date and the name of the person who put that block together.

What is the date inscribed on the quilt?

1898

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on block

Describe the quilt's layout:

Block pattern

Number of quilt blocks:

18 full, 10 half, 4 corners

Spacing of quilt blocks:

Separated by plain sashing

Sashing width:

1 1/2 "

Border description:

2", 2", 1 1/5"

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

Cotton

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

Embellishment techniques used to make the quilt top:

Embroidery

Materials used to make the back:

Cotton

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

1

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cannot tell

Quilting techniques used:

Hand quilting

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:

9

Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:

7

Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse Museum, Gulliver, MI

Person filling out this form is:

Quilt owner

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public-Other

Quilt owner's name:

Gulliver Historical Society

Quilt owner's city:

Gulliver

Quilt owner's county:

Schoolcraft

Quilt owner's state:

Michigan (MI)

How was this quilt acquired?

Raffle or contest prize

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained.

The Minister was a Presbyterian Missionary and his name was Willis Hog. When they finished the quilt they gave it to him. Willis Hog was a single man at the time, he later married and had four children. When he was single he lived with the James and Audella Clarke Family and at the time they were in the lumbering business. The Clarke's had one son, Curtis Clarke, he married Glenoyn M. Inman and they had four children, Margaret Clarke (Gonder), Ruth Audella Clarke (Letson), Ester Clarke (Chartier), and Richard Clarke. The children often referred to him as Uncle Willis. Before he left this area he gave the blanket to Glenoyn to give to her oldest daughter Margaret, which together they now would like to share the quilt and it's history with the Gulliver Historical Society.

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

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

Made entire quilt

Copyright holder:

Michigan State University Museum

Cite this Quilt

;. Woods District Sunflower. 1898. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-9012. Accessed: 05/17/22