Amisted


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-2952

Essay

essay
This quilt documents the Amistad and the Transatlantic slave trade. It also documents enslaved people's attempts for freedom. It is a collage of fugitive slave ads, photographs, and abolitionist documents.

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
Quilts and Human Rights
Women of Color Quilters Network
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection: WCQN
InstInvContrNumF004
15.0167
InstInvContrNumF004a
2014:55.45

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
Amisted
SubjQuiltF025
Amistad, Transatlantic slave trade
interviewerF007e
Aleia Brown
DateDataF006b
3/2/2015
QuiltTopF054
L'Merchie, Frazier
QuiltedByF055
L'Merchie, Frazier
LocMadeF057a
Boston
ProvStateF057d
Massachusetts (MA)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
DateQuiltF023
1976-1999
DateFinishF023b
1995

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

PresUseF062
Artwork/wall hanging
GenderF098
Female
EthnicF101
African-American
NameGroupF120
Women of Color Quilters Network

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
86"
OverallLengthF012b
71"
OtherShapeEdgeF013a
There are cutouts along the bottom edge.
PredomColorsF014
Blue
Black
Beige or Tan
Gold
Green
Red
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new
TypeInscripF019
Message
Multiple Names
ContInscripF020
Quilt Design and fabrication L'Merchie Frazier Assisted by Theresa Frazier (mother) 86"x71"
MethodInscripF021
Ink
OtherMethodInscripF021a
Handwritten
LocInscripF022
on back
OtherLocInscripF022a
Bottom left, signed the quilt with ink on the front
LayFormatF024
Nontraditional or art

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Blue border same as binding 2" - 3 7/8"
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038d
Dimensional applique
ConstrucF038g
Photography/photo transfer
EmbMatF039
Cotton thread
Silk thread

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044
Cotton
ConstrucBindF046
Front turned to back
Back turned to front
WidthBindF047
greater than one inch
BindWidthF047a
2"- 3 7/8"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Thin
QuiltTechF049
Machine quilting

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

TopSourceF064
Original to maker

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006
Quilt collector
OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Received as a gift
ProvenanceF058a
From the Collection of Carolyn Mazloomi
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Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
3
24
2017

Extra Fields

OwnerZipF087
48824

Image Information

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Image - large display (550 or more pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University and Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
photocredit079a1
Pearl Yee Wong
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum, all rights reserved

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