Mexican Star


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-1A9C

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
99.0357

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Mexican Star
QuiltTopF054QuiltedByF055OthPeopleF056MakerGroupNameF097
Senior Citizens of El Centro Latino
RelnQuiltF007LocMadeF057a
Muskegon
ProvCountyF057b
Muskegon
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1950-1975
DateFinishF023b
1975

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060
Commemorative
OtherF060a
The quilt was the idea of Tomasa Ybarra who was the Senior Citizens Coordinator for El Centro Latino, an organization for Spanish speaking peoples in Muskegon. It was made to represent El Centro Latino at special events.
PresUseF062GenderF098
Group
CityF106a
Muskegon
CountyF106
Muskegon
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
EnviroF104cEthnicF101
Hispanic
MarriageF099bSpouseF113LearnedToQuiltF117WhenQuiltF118WhyQuiltF119NumQuiltsF123
1-5 quilts
NameGroupF120
El Centro Latino is a service organization for Hispanic peoples.

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
83"
OverallLengthF012b
72"
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14bOverCondF015
Good/moderate use
TypeInscripF019
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
Marcella Olivarez, M.V. Filomena Menoliola, Olga Blanco, Tomas Ybarra, Eliza Casler, Mary Cateneda, Elida Lara
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
LocInscripF022LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
25
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FabricTypeF036FabPrintF037ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038bConstrucF038dConstrucF038gEmbMatF039ColorBackingF040bNumPiecesF042
1
DescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046MatUsedF048
Polyester
QuiltTechF049
Tied or tufted
DesignF052aDesignF052bDesignF052c

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

SourceMatF063TopSourceF064
Public domain/traditional pattern
ExhibitListF067a
Our Quilts Collecting Colorful Memories, Muskegon, MI, June 1998-March 1999, Muskegon County Museum; The Mexican Star quilt has been exhibited in the offices of El Centro Latino, at several MSU Extension events in Lansing and at the Muskegon Mall.

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Tomasa Ybarra
OwnerCityF084
Spring Lake
OwnerCountyF085
Ottawa
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Made by owner
QuiltHistF059
Tomasa researched the pattern and picked "The Mexican Star", a pattern that was created during the Santa Anna War. Several ladies made the blocks and pieced them together. They were assisted by Eliza Casler, Tomasa's sister, from the Michigan State University Extension of Muskegon County.
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AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
1
30
2008
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Made the quilt
SourceOtherF006a
Museum employee
DamageF016
Stains
RepairsF017

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007aPartDesF007cPattSourceF065OtherSourceMat
Exhibit label; Photos of quilter; Interview with quilter

Image Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
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image
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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
99.0357
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Print
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

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