Chandler Township Bicentennial Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-134E

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
85.1164

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
Chandler Township Bicentennial Quilt
DateDataF006b
6/20/198
QuiltTopF054QuiltedByF055OthPeopleF056
Along with Mrs. Oldhame ther were between thirty-five and forty different women that worked on the Chandler quilt.
MakerGroupNameF097
Women of Chandler Township group
LocMadeF057a
Boyne Falls
ProvCountyF057b
Charlevoix
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateBegunF023a
1974
DateFinishF023b
1976

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060
Commemorative
OtherF060a
As we worked we not only learned stitchery (only 3 or 4 of the women had made a quilt before) but also our local history. Many times, if the woman sewing the section knew the family she was working with she would put something that typified that family. N
PresUseF062CityF106a
Boyne Falls
CountyF106
Charlevoix
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
EnviroF104cMarriageF099bSpouseF113LearnedToQuiltF117WhenQuiltF118WhyQuiltF119

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
106"
OverallLengthF012b
106"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Green
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14b
Multicolor
TypeInscripF019ContInscripF020
Any person who has owned land in Chandler for 5 years or more has their family name on the quilt along with the years that they owned the land. Over 800 names.
MethodInscripF021LocInscripF022LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
36
SizeBlockF027
18"
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton or polyester blend
FabricTypeF036FabPrintF037ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038dConstrucF038g
Embroidery
EmbMatF039FabFiberTypesF040ColorBackingF040bDescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
DesignF052aDesignF052bDesignF052c

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

OthSourceF063a
Some fabrics came from JoAnn Fabrics, the rest came from scraps.
TopSourceF064
Original to maker
ExhibitListF067a
Michigan Quilts: A Celebration of 150 Years of Textile Tradition, Lansing, MI, September 13, 1987-January 30, 1988, Michigan Historical Museum; University of Southern Illinois
ContestListF071a
Cheboygan County Fair, Cheboygan, MI, , Ribbon; Emmet County Fair, ribbon; Otsego County Fair, ribbon
RelItemsF088a
Michigan Quilts (1987) book, figure 171, page 113. Detroit Free Press, 1976. Patterns, Templates

Page 7-Owner Information

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
Chandler Township
OwnerCityF084
Boyne Falls
OwnerCountyF085
Charlevoix
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Gift
QuiltHistF059
As we did the land history of the township, people that remember the families would tell the stories are history of that family. The Chandler Quilt contains the history of land ownership in Chandler Township. The design is based on a township plat map. Our township has 36 sections, each section equalling 640 acres of land. The first land transaction took place in 1871. The quilts cover over 100 years of history.
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Restricted
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Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
10
18
2007
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
DateObtainedF088c
6/20/198
DamageF016RepairsF017

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
PartDesF007c
Designed the pattern
PattSourceF065AddNotesF066
Some of the appliques have a special meaning: for instance -- the hand plows in the various sections will have the names of Homesteaders on them, the big wheels and train and other appliques relating to logging stand for Cobbs and Mitchell Lumber Co. and the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad both of which owned a considerable amount of land at one time, the state of Michigan appliques indicate the state owned land in out township (at this time the state owns 80% of the land), and section 2 (second from the top right corner) is the Town of Sprinvale (the only township past or present - in out township). This section was taken from photographs of Springvale taken between 1900-1926. Everything was made as closely to the pictures of the buildings as possible down to a white fence and flames in the gas lamps. The remarkable seamstress of this section is Belle Oldhame.
OtherSourceMat
Prizes, awards, ribbons, etc. Photos of quilter

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
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Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
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85.1164
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Quilt
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Color
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Slide
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum
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Courtesy of Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum

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