Dutchman's Puzzle


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-118A

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
99.0222
InstInvContrNumF004a
1998:53.30

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Dutchman's Puzzle
QuiltTopF054
Schafer, Mary
QuiltedByF055
Schafer, Mary
OthPeopleF056
Maker of the blocks unknown
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt
ProvCountryF057f
United States
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1880 as quilt blocks
DateFinishF023b
1976

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Flushing
CountyF106
Genessee
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
MaidenF097b
Vida
BirthDateF099
4-27-1910
EthnicF101
Born Austria-Hungary 1910; emigrated to USA 1914
EdBkgdF102
9th grade
OccupationF104
Creamery worker; switchboard operator; book keeper; housewife
FatherNameF109
Vida, Josef
EthBkgrndF110
Austrian
MotherNameF111
Zelka, Julianna
EthBkgrndF112
Austrian
MarriageF099b
6/22/1934
SpouseF113
Schafer, Fred
EthBkgrndF114
German, Lutheran immigrant
OccupationF115
Welder for Buick Motors
NoChildF116
1
NoMaleF116b
1
LearnedToQuiltF117
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 40-49
NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
yes
NameGroupF120
Genessee Star Quilters
LocGroupF121
Flint, Michigan.
SpecialGroupF122
Raffle quilts, hospital quilts, many shows.

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
79 1/4'
OverallLengthF012b
95"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
ContInscripF020
The earliest time and place of a Dutchman's Puzzle quilt is recorded as 1820-Staten Island, New York. Referred to here is Holland Dutch, to differentiate from Pennsylvania Dutch (properly German). It is not known whether the design originated with the Colonial Dutch. Mary Schafer 1976. Unbleached muslin is the background material of the quilt. The calico prints, ginghams, and chambrays are from the early 1900's. An interesting study of dress goods in that era. M.S. 1976
DateInscripF020a
1976
LocInscripF022
on back
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
20
SizeBlockF027
12" x 12"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
SashWidthF032
3" muslin

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
3
BordDescF034
6" muslin; pieced; 3" muslin
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
NumPiecesF042
2

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Polyester
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
5
NumStitchF051
5
DesignF052a
Outline

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

OthSourceF063a
Mary Schafer collected old quilt blocks and made them into a finished quilt.
ExhibitListF067a
The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History, East Lansing, MI, July 29-December 31, 2001, Michigan State Univeristy Museum
ContestListF071a
Festival of Quilts, Santa Rosa California, 1978

Page 7-Owner Information

SourceOtherF006a
Museum employee
OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Purchase
ProvenanceF058a
2/18/1998, Mary Vida Schafer
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image/pjpeg
AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
12
11
2007
CE

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

OtherSourceMat
Book, Mary Schafer and Her Quilts by Marston and Cunningham; Michigan State University Museum, 1990. Patterns; Templates; Prizes, awards, ribbons, etc. Photos of quilter; Interview with quilter; Clippings or photocopies; Audiotape; Videotape.

Image Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
InvenNumF075
1998:53.30
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
photocredit079a1
KEVA
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum
CreditLineF080b
Courtesy of Michigan State University Museum
DistribRestF080d
Michigan State University Museum
DisplayResF080e
Michigan State University Museum
LicenseF080f
Michigan State University Museum

Associators

Maker_Associator
1E-127-F

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