Delectable Mountains


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-6D7

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
85.2111
InstInvContrNumF004a
6119.5

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Delectable Mountains
AltNameF011
Irish Puzzle
AddNotesF132
Mother-in-law Bozena Clarke's old frame was set up in the attic. Quilts were quilted there in the spring, when it wasn't too hot or too cold for the space. One spring Harriet remembers her mother and her grandmother Arnold set up the frame in the dining room and quilted during a visit from her grandmother.
DateDataF006b
10/11/1986
QuiltTopF054
Clarke, Emilie
QuiltedByF055
Clarke, Emilie
OthPeopleF056LocMadeF057a
Detroit
ProvCountyF057b
Wayne
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060PresUseF062
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Detroit
CountyF106
Wayne
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
MaidenF097b
Arnold
BirthDateF099
5/14/1897
EnviroF104c
Urban
DeathF100
1/19/1976
EthnicF101
German, French
EdBkgdF102
M.D. from U of M in 1922, Doctor of Public Health from Wayne State in 1937
RelAffF103
Congregational
OccupationF104
Physician, Doctor of Public Health
FatherNameF109
Arnold, Frances Christian
EthBkgrndF110
French, German
MotherNameF111
Arnold, Emma L. Vogelgesang
EthBkgrndF112
German
MarriageF099b
8/31/1923
SpouseF113
Clarke, George Robert
EthBkgrndF114
Bohemian, English
OccupationF115
Electrical Engineer
NoChildF116
3
NoFemF116a
1
NoMaleF116b
2
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative
WhenQuiltF118
Age 20-29
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
NameGroupF120
For awhile she quilted at the Boulevard Congregational Church.
LocGroupF121
The corner of Warren and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan.
SpecialGroupF122
This group sewed together to make items for church bazaars. They sold "heaps of Aprons" according to Harriet Clarke, Emilie's daughter. The sold finished quilts for $25-$30. The also quilted tops for others. They quilted once a week and had a potluck lunc

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
74 3/4"
OverallLengthF012b
74 1/4"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14bOverCondF015
Good/moderate use
TypeInscripF019MethodInscripF021LocInscripF022LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
113 whole blocks, 28 half blocks
SpacingF029BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

NumBordersF033
2
BordDescF034
7 1/8", 1"
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038bConstrucF038dConstrucF038gEmbMatF039FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040bNumPiecesF042
3
DescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
9
NumStitchF051
9
DesignF052aDesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

SourceMatF063TopSourceF064

Page 7-Owner Information

OwnershipF082
Public- Michigan State University Museum
OwnerNameF082a
Michigan State University Museum
OwnerCityF084
East Lansing
OwnerCountyF085
Ingham
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Gift
ProvenanceF058a
12-11-1985, Dr. Harriet A. Clarke, donor
ReposFile
MichiganMSUMuseum-a0a6y1-a_8092.jpg
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119793
image/jpeg
AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
2
21
2008
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
SourceOtherF006a
Museum employee
DateObtainedF088c
10/11/1986
DamageF016RepairsF017ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
PartDesF007cPattSourceF065OtherSourceMat
Photos of quilter; Diary or will description

Image Information

function
Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
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
6119.5
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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