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Woods District Sunflower; Sunflower

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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

What is the title of the quilt?

Woods District Sunflower

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

Sunflower

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).

Wood's District Ladies Society

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

Quilt owner

WHERE WAS THE QUILT MADE: City:

Gulliver

County:

Schoolcraft

State:

Michigan (MI)

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

1876-1900

When was the quilt started?

1897

When was the quilt finished?

1898

This quilt was made to be used as a

Fundraising

Please explain other reasons why this 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.

How is this quilt used?

Artwork/wall hanging

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

Gulliver

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

Schoolcraft

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

Michigan (MI)

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

People of all nationalities

What is/was the last level of education completed by the quilt maker?

one-room school

What is/was the quilt maker's religious affiliation?

Presbyterian Mission Chapel

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

Wood's District Ladies Society

What type of quilted object is this?

Finished quilt

How wide is the quilt?

66"

How long is the quilt?

80"

What is the shape of the quilt edge?

Straight

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

Poor/very worn

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

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 found on the quilt?

1898

How was the inscription made?

Embroidery

Where is the inscription found on the quilt?

on block

What is the layout (or set) of the quilt?

Block pattern

How many blocks are in the quilt?

18 full, 10 half, 4 corners

How are the blocks spaced in the quilt?

Separated by plain sashing

What is the width of the sashing?

1 1/2 "

Describe the style of the borders.

2", 2", 1 1/5"

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

Cotton

What piecing method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Piecing

What applique method was used to make the quilt top?

Hand Applique

What embellishments were used to make the quilt top?

Embroidery

What fibers were used to make the quilt back?

Cotton

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

1

What is the fiber content of the quilt filling?

Cannot tell

How are the quilt layers held together?

Hand quilting

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

9

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

7

List all known exhibits where this quilt has been displayed.

Seul Choix Point Lighthouse Museum, Gulliver, MI

Who documented this quilt?

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 did the owner acquire this quilt?

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

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

Made entire quilt

Who is the 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: 12/09/21