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French star; star
CITE THIS QUILT
Cite this Quilt
French star. 1876-1900. From Minnesota Quilters Inc., Minnesota Quilt Project (MQP). Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=19-15-1990. Accessed: 10/17/21
QUILT INDEX RECORD
CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.
Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Minnesota Quilters Inc.
Who documented this quilt?
Minnesota Quilt Project (MQP)
DESCRIPTION OF BACK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
OVERALL WIDTH: inches
OVERALLL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).
TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
OVERALL COLOR SCHEME: Choose the best color scheme description for the quilt being documented.
OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.
TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.
LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.
One patch or allover
NUMBER OF DIFFERENT BLOCK PATTERNS PRESENT: Enter the number of different block patterns used in the quilt.
ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR QUILT'S PATTERN IN COMMON USE: This is the name of the quilt pattern that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians. It may be different in different regions of the country.
BRACKMAN NUMBER: If you have used Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Patterns or Applique to identify the pattern, enter the number.
This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks are set together. Sashings are strips of fabric that separate the quilt blocks from one another. Not all quilts have sashings.
Side by side; Side by side
FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears.
Machine Piecing; Hand Piecing
CONTAINS PAPER REMAINS: This field is for quilts that have been either string pieced on a paper foundation or English template pieced. Choose yes if you can feel or see paper on the quilt that was used as a construction aid.
BATTING LOFT: Choose the thickness of the quilt filling that best describes the quilt.
Thin (Less than 3/16")
QUILTING DESIGNS USED: MOTIFS/OVERALL PATTERNS: Choose the overall quilt design found on the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
All-over-design; Elbow/fan; All-over-design; Elbow/fan
QUILT TOP PATTERN SOURCE: Choose where the quilt maker found the pattern for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.
Public domain/traditional pattern; Public domain/traditional
ANY ADDITIONAL STORIES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S OWNERSHIP OR HISTORY: Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.
Provenance state uncertain, probably made in the Midwest United States.
QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.
COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSAY: Paragraph length description of the object.
ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.
FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.
Minnesota Quilters, Inc.