My Mother's Little Star


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-3A8

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
85.1341

Page 1

QuiltTitleF009
My Mother's Little Star
AltNameF011
Sawtooth Star
BrackmanF011a
2138d
DateDataF006b
10/1/1984
QuiltTopF054
Garlock, Rebecca
QuiltedByF055
Garlock, Rebecca
OthPeopleF056RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
LocMadeF057a
started in Herikimer, NY
ProvCountyF057b
finished in
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateBegunF023a
ca 1838
DateFinishF023b
ca 1850'S

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060PresUseF062GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Lansing
CountyF106
Ingham
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
MaidenF097b
Barringer
BirthDateF099
8/7/1824, Herkimer County, NY
EnviroF104c
Rural
DeathF100
10/29/1893
EdBkgdF102
elementary school?
RelAffF103
Methodist
FatherNameF109
Barringer, _____
EthBkgrndF110
German
MarriageF099b
1847
SpouseF113
Garlock, John
EthBkgrndF114
German
OccupationF115
farmer
NoChildF116
8
NoFemF116a
2
NoMaleF116b
6
LearnedToQuiltF117WhenQuiltF118WhyQuiltF119

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
84.5"
OverallLengthF012b
86"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14bOverCondF015
Good/moderate use
ContInscripF020
Star Quilt, My Mothers Little Star, 342 pieced blocks, 17 pieces each block, 2394, 342, 5814 pieces, 306 white squares, 350 half white squares, 6500 pieces in quilt, This quilt is several years older than I am - some of the pieces date back to 1838 or longer when Ma began to piece the blocks - finished and quilted after she was married. Married Aug. 12, 1847. This quilt was pieced by Mrs. John Garlock (Rebecca), mother of Mrs. Elizabeth Rice and Grandmother of Don Garlock. Mrs. Elizabeth Rice wrote the above notes and dates of her mothers quilt. The late Mrs. John Galock of Watertown.
MethodInscripF021OtherMethodInscripF021a
Mrs. Libby Garlock Rice left a note attached to the quilt
LocInscripF022OtherLocInscripF022a
attached to the quilt
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
342 pieced blocks, 306 white blocks, 350 white half blocks, total 6500 pieces
SpacingF029
Alternating with plain squares
BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036
Chintz
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038bConstrucF038dConstrucF038gEmbMatF039FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040bNumPiecesF042
5
DescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
12
NumStitchF051
13
DesignF052aDesignF052bDesignF052cDesignF052d
Outline/Ditch, Heart, X

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

SourceMatF063TopSourceF064ExhibitListF067a
Michigan Quilts: A Celebration of 150 Years of Textile Tradition, East Lansing, MI, September 12-November 1, 1987, Kresge Art Museum, MSU
RelItemsF088a
Michigan Quilts, figure 7. p. 22.

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Marilyn Maier Smith
OwnerCityF084
Grand Ledge
OwnerCountyF085
Eaton
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
ProvenanceF058a
Mrs. John Garlock to daughter Libby Garlock Rice to niece and nephew Don and Watie Garlock, Watie Garlock to daughter Ruth Garlock Maier to daughter Marilyn Maier Smith
QuiltHistF059
Some pieces date to 1838 or earlier, but the quilt was not finished until after her 1847 marriage
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image/jpeg
AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
7
17
2008
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Inherited
DateObtainedF088c
10/1/1984
DamageF016
Stains
RepairsF017ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
PartDesF007cPattSourceF065

Image Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
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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
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
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85.1341
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
photocredit079a1
Peter Glendinning
HolderF080a
Michigan State University Museum
CreditLineF080b
Courtesy of Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum
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Michigan State University Museum
LicenseF080f
Michigan State University Museum

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