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Minnesota Quilt Project Documentation Number:
When was the form filled out?
Where was the quilt documentation day held?
Ownership of this quilt is:
Where are the records for this quilt housed?
Minnesota Quilters Inc.
Who documented this quilt?
Minnesota Quilt Project
Materials used to make the back:
Describe the back:
Machine sewn; Same fabric used throughout; Solid/plain
What color is the back of the quilt?
Beige or Tan
Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:
Width of pieces on the back:
11.5x67.25, 34x79, 11.5x12, 34x79
How wide is the quilt?
How long is the quilt?
Size of quilt blocks:
What is the width of the binding (measure on the top only)?
less than a half inch
Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 1:
Number of quilting stitches per inch, place 2:
Width between quilting lines:
Number of borders:
Describe the borders:
5 inches wide, 4 sides
This is a:
Star of Columbia
Shape of edge:
Shape of corners:
Overall color scheme:
What color is the quilt?
Blue or Navy; Brown; Orange
Cadet Blue; Cheddar Orange or Antimony or Chrome Orange; Indigo Blue; Turkey Red
Disintegration of fabric; Stains
Describe the quilt's layout:
Number of quilt blocks:
16 + 8 half blocks + 1 pieced block
Number of different block patterns used in the quilt:
Owner's name for quilt:
Star of Columbia
Brackman # or other source & #:
What is the shape of the quilt blocks?
Diamonds; Same block throughout; Triangles
Arrangement of quilt blocks:
Spacing of quilt blocks:
Separated by plain sashing
Fiber types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric types used to make the quilt top:
Fabric styles used in the quilt top:
Checked; Dotted; Floral; Print; Solid/plain; Striped; Other
Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:
Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:
Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing
Materials used in the quilt binding:
Fabric structure of the binding:
How is the binding made?
Back turned to front
What kind of filling is used in the quilt?
How are the layers held together?
Color of thread used in the quilting:
Quilting designs used, overall motifs:
Where did the maker get their materials?
Where did the maker find their pattern?
Public domain/traditional pattern
Where did the quiltmaker find the pattern for the quilting design on the quilt?
Person filling out this form is:
Blood relative of quiltmaker; Quiltmaker; Quilt owner; Relative of quiltmaker
Choose the best description of the source to the quilt:
How was this quilt acquired?
Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:
The big house burned in 1939 from a chimney fire. The tenants were able to get 2 trunks of quilts & my grandmother's organ out. Family bible, 14 portraits and 5 trunks of quilts burned. My father and mother kept the quilts and at their death passed on to me and my sister. My sister died July 2008. She had no children.
Where the quilt was made, city:
Where the quilt was made, county:
Where the quilt was made, state:
Where the quilt was made, country:
Why was the quilt made?
The quilt was made to be used for:
Bedding, daily use; Other
Was the quilt used for something other than what it is used for now?
Exhibitions where this quilt was displayed:
Thanksgiving to January, 2 years in the mid-1980s, an exhibition at the Colonial Church in Edina.
Quilt owner's name:
Betty L. Pollitt
Quilt owner's city:
Quilt owner's county:
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Cite this Quilt
Star of Columbia. 1876-1900. From Minnesota Quilters Inc., Minnesota Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=19-15-941. Accessed: 02/07/23