Church Steps


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-68C

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
85.1112

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Church Steps
AltNameF011
Log Cabin, Pineapple/Windmill Blades
QuiltTopF054
Davis, Katherine B.
QuiltedByF055
Davis, Katherine B.
OthPeopleF056RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt
LocMadeF057a
Roxand Twp.
ProvCountyF057b
Eaton
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateFinishF023b
1852

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060PresUseF062GenderF098
Female
CountryF108
United States
MaidenF097b
Austin
EnviroF104cMarriageF099bSpouseF113LearnedToQuiltF117WhenQuiltF118WhyQuiltF119

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
69"
OverallLengthF012b
78"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14bOverCondF015
Very good/almost new
DamageF016
Wear to edge or binding
RepairsF017ContInscripF020
Cotton Pieced Quilt - Colonial Pattern - Church Steps - Pieced about 1852 by Katherine B. Austin Davis at her home in Roxand Township, Eaton Co. in the early Michigan Days when the country was sparsely settled during winter evenings when the country doctor was making distant calls on horseback. This work was done by candlelight was her spinning, knitting and the rough homespun garment making of the 1850s.
LocInscripF022OtherLocInscripF022a
attached to front
LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
120
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
4 1/2", plain, solid red, 3 sides only
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036FabPrintF037ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038bConstrucF038dConstrucF038gEmbMatF039FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040bDescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046
Bias grain
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
8
NumStitchF051
6
DesignF052aDesignF052bDesignF052cDesignF052d
Outline/Ditch

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

SourceMatF063TopSourceF064ExhibitListF067a
Michigan Quilts: A Celebration of 150 Years of Textile Tradition, Lansing, MI, September 13, 1987-January 30, 1988, Michigan Historical Museum
ContestListF071a
Women's International Exhibition, Detroit's Convention Hall, Detroit, MI, 1929
RelItemsF088a
Michigan Quilts, fig. 19, p. 29.

Page 7-Owner Information

IdentPersonF006
Quilt owner
OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Florentine Baril
OwnerCityF084
Charlevoix
OwnerCountyF085
Charlevoix
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Purchase
ProvenanceF058a
Eaton Co. farm auction, early 1960s
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image/pjpeg
AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
10
18
2007
CE

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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image
file_format
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
85.1112
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
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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