Michigan Signature Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-2908

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
16.0003
InstInvContrNumF004a
2016:7.1

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Michigan Signature Quilt
AltNameF011
Crown of Thorns
DateDataF006b
4/5/2016
QuiltTopF054
Parker, Mary
IfOtherF007d
Museum employee
LocMadeF057a
Burlington
ProvCountyF057b
Lapeer
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateFinishF023b
1865

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Burlington
CountyF106
Lapeer
StateF107
Michigan (MI)

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
80"
OverallLengthF012b
82 3/4"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Brown
Blue
Pink
Yellow
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new
TypeInscripF019
Signature
ContInscripF020
Beginning in the top left corner, moving in 6-block rows from left to right. * denotes repeated name: Mary Parker / Burlington / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mrs. Elizabeth Skyme / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan M______[?] Smith / Burlinton / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mrs. Ann A. ______ [?] / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mrs. Dollie Travis / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Charlie Ballard / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Anthony D______[?] / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Millie Butler / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mr. Calvin Carpenter / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Louisa A. Carpenter / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Hallie J. Carpenter / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Will Sallinger / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Millie Butler / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mary Richards / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Charlie Dunham / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mr. Henry Sallinger / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mrs. Ellie L. Calligan / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Jacob Sallinger / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Charlie McCormick / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mr. Alfred C_____ [?] / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Charlie Ballard / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Will Sallinger / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Lyman Carpenter / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Alice Barton / Burlington / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mrs. L____[?] / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Sara Butler / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mrs. Louisa Scott / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Thomas McDowel / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mary Barton / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan David Rittle / Burlington / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mary _____[?] / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Eliza Stafford / Burlington / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Mary Rittle / Burlington / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Charlie Ballard / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan Will Richards / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan *Thomas McDowel / North Branch / Lapeer Co. / Michigan
MethodInscripF021
Ink
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
36
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Print
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038bFabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Cream

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006OwnershipF082
Public Museum, Library, or Institution
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
AcquiredF058
Purchase
ProvenanceF058a
Purchased online at liveauctioneers.com on 2/1/2016. From the seller, "19th C. Signature quilt, signed at the verso by S. Phenie Steele, Oct. 25th, 1865, possibly Quaker, modified bear paw pattern from Lapeer County, North Branch, Michigan with names of individuals handwritten in ink (same hand) within the quilt pieces along with the state (Michigan), County (Lapeer), and Town (North Branch.) Some of the first and last names include Charlie Ballard, Will Gallinger, Jacob Gallinger, Mrs. Eddie J. Gallinger, Mrs Dollie Travis, Mrs Ann A Gee, Mrs Henry Gallinger, Mary Barton, Will Richards, Thomas McDowel, David Rittle, Anthony Delong, Willie Butler, Charlie McCormick, Mary Kittle, Elija Staford, and many others. This quilt is in excellent condition. Measures 80" square."
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All rights reserved, Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

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Beth Donaldson
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2016

Extra Fields

ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Image Information

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Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University; Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
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Quilt
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Color
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Pearl Yee Wong
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Michigan State University Museum

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