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Bed Covering, Tea Leaves appliqué top

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Cite this Quilt

Maker, Unknow. Bed Covering. c1930. From Michigan State University Museum, China Quilt Project; Michigan State Univeristy Museum Collection. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=43-41-57. Accessed: 01/20/21

QUILT INDEX RECORD

43-41-57

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Michigan State University Museum

Who documented this quilt?

China Quilt Project; Michigan State Univeristy Museum Collection

Enter the MICHIGAN QUILT PROJECT NUMBER here.

China-015, B1-270

If this quilt is owned by a museum, enter the accession number here.

2015:83.13

Ownership of this quilt is: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Public- Michigan State University Museum

OWNER'S NAME: Enter the name of the quilt owner here. This field will be public.

Michigan State University Museum

Quilt Owner's CITY:

East Lansing

Quilt Owner's COUNTY:

Ingham

Quilt Owner's STATE. The default is Michigan. If you need to choose a different state, you may click on a different state to over ride this choice.

Michigan (MI)

Owner's Country of residence. The default field choice is the United States. You may over ride this selection by clicking on a different country if appropriate.

United States

DATE: Enter the date the state or county documentation form was filled out (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965).

11/4/2014

HOW WAS THIS QUILT ACQUIRED? Please check all that apply: Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Purchase

HOW IS THIS QUILT USED? (Please check all that apply): Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Museum collection

PLEASE DESCRIBE ANY SPECIAL STORIES, MEMORIES, OR OTHER INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THIS QUILT. Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Purchased from Textile Treasures, Pamela Najdowski, Santa Fe, NM

QUILTMAKER'S NAME: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed "last name, first name middle name (or initials)". List members of a group here, too.

Maker, Unknown

ETHNIC BACKGROUND: Enter the ethnic background or tribal affiliation of the quilt maker.

Zhaung

Enter the country where the quilt maker lives/lived.

China

WHERE DID THE QUILTMAKER LIVE AT THE TIME (COUNTY)? Enter the name of the county where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Nandan Guangxi

WHERE DID THE QUILTMAKER LIVE AT THE TIME (COUNTRY)? United States is auto-entered. Over ride by clicking another country if appropriate. Leave blank if you don't know where the quilt was made.

China

OWNER'S NAME FOR QUILT/QUILT'S PATTERN: Enter the name given to the quilt by the owner. This can be the name the family used to refer to the quilt as it passed through different generations, e.g. "Aunt Susie's quilt" or a pattern name that the owner used.

Bed Covering

COMMON OR ALTERNATE NAMES: 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.

Tea Leaves appliqué top

Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Summer spread (quilt top bound but not backed or quilted or tied)

WHEN WAS THE QUILT FINISHED? Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

c1930

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.

1930-1949

OVERALL SIZE WIDTH: Enter, in inches, how wide the quilt is.

33"

OVERALL SIZE LENGTH: Enter, in inches, how long the quilt is.

52"

PREDOMINATE COLORS: Enter all colors that are found in the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Blue, Green, Navy, Pink, Red

These are color names that describe how the fabric was made, (usually a dye process) or where the fabric was manufactured. Enter all the colors that are found in the quilt.

Indigo Blue

QUILT STYLE: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Block pattern

BLOCK SETTING: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Choose the best description for how the quilt blocks appear in the quilt.

Straight

BLOCK SETTING: 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.

Side by side

SHAPE OF EDGE: Choose the best description for the edges of the quilt.

Straight

NUMBER OF BLOCKS: This field only applies to quilts with a block format. Some blocks are harder to count than others (e.g. Storms at Sea, Double Wedding Ring). If needed, describe how the blocks were counted or if there are half blocks/corner blocks

24

BLOCK SIZE (L X W): Applies only to block pattern quilts; block patterns are by far the most common layout formats. Block patterns don't have to be square (Double Wedding Ring and Grandmother's Flower Garden are common non-square blocks).

9"

MATERIALS USED IN THE QUILT, TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Checked, Floral, Print, Solid/plain

TECHNIQUES USED IN THE QUILT, PIECING: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.

Hand Piecing, Foundation Piecing

TECHNIQUES USED IN THE QUILT, APPLIQUE: Choose the applique method used to construct the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no applique appears on the quilt.

Hand Applique

BINDING AND EDGE EMBELLISHMENT: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Separate binding applied, Bias grain, Front turned to back

MATERIALS USED IN QUILT, BINDING: Choose the fiber type used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

Choose how the quilt maker acquired the fabric for this quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Old clothes, Sewing scraps

MATERIAL USED FOR THE QUILT, FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

No filling

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES THE CONDITION OF THIS QUILT?

Poor/very worn

Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

Foundation appliquéd. Foundations include, red knit, coarsely woven indigo cotton, navy and black woven cotton check, navy cotton twill and black cotton twill. Most blocks use multiple fabrics held together by the appliqué stitches. There is some brown, residue, like dried glue on some spots on the foundations. The backgrounds are blue dyed broadcloth. Four tea leaf designs are appliquéd on each block. The edges are raw and are tacked by multiple strands of white thread couched with black. The couching is also used to connect the motifs in the center. The corners of the blocks are raw edge, appliquéd triangles with a curved, heart like, edge, also tacked with white thread that has been couched. Fabrics include floral cotton twill, blue and white woven check, light blue polyester knit. The blocks are bound with dirty white bias binding, mitered in the corners. The blocks are whip stitched together. There are threads and bits of fabric left from removing the border. This quilt is worn and faded.

PHOTO CREDIT: Credit for photographer.

Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, courtesy of the Michigan State University Museum

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

MSU Board of Trustees