Pineapple


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

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan State University Museum Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
85.2117
InstInvContrNumF004a
6119.11

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Pineapple
AddNotesF132
Fabric scraps not suitable for quilting were used to make rugs. 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
10/8/1986
QuiltTopF054
Clarke, Bozena Vilhemina
QuiltedByF055
Clarke, Bozena Vilhemina
OthPeopleF056ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateQuiltF023
1901-1929
DateBegunF023a
1926
DateFinishF023b
1927

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060PresUseF062
Museum collection
GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Detroit
CountyF106
Wayne
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
MaidenF097b
Motl
BirthDateF099
2/24/1871
EnviroF104cDeathF100
3/17/1967
EdBkgdF102
Formal, probably to 8th grade, but she contined to read and educate herself.
RelAffF103
Congregational
OccupationF104
She worked for a tailor at the site of the former downtown Hudson's store, homemaker after marriage.
FatherNameF109
Motl, Franc
BplaceF109a
Austria
EthBkgrndF110
Bohemian
MotherNameF111
Motl, Anna Smely
EthBkgrndF112
Bohemian. She married Franc in Bohemia and emigrated to the U.S. in 1870 and settled in Detroit.
MarriageF099b
4/28/1896, Detroit Michigan
SpouseF113
Clarke, William George
EthBkgrndF114
English, from the Hythe, Kent, England.
OccupationF115
1896 was a clerk in Gas Appliance Store. Later converted gas lights to electric lights. Sold lamps. In later years he sold insurance and retired at age 80.
NoChildF116
3
NoFemF116a
2
NoMaleF116b
1
LearnedToQuiltF117
From guild or club member
WhenQuiltF118
Age 50 or over
OtherF119a
Quilts were made for many family members for special occassions and for gifts for birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc.
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
NameGroupF120
The Rebecca Jane Circle of the Boulevard Congregational Church
LocGroupF121
Located at the corner of Warren and West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan
SpecialGroupF122
This group sewed together to make items for church bazaars. They sold "heaps of Aprons" according to Harriet Clarke, Bozena's granddaughter. The sold finished quilts for $25-$30. The also quilted tops for others.They quilted once a week and had a potluck

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
66 5/8"
OverallLengthF012b
75 1/4"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14bOverCondF015
Excellent/like new
ContInscripF020
Appliqued in 1926 and quilted in 1927 by Bozena V. Clarke
DateInscripF020a
1926-27
LocInscripF022
on back
LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

BordDescF034
3 1/8", 3 7/8"
FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036FabPrintF037ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038dConstrucF038gEmbMatF039FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040bNumPiecesF042
2
DescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
6
NumStitchF051
7
DesignF052aDesignF052b
Cables
DesignF052c
Grid/crosshatch
DesignF052d
Outline/Ditch

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

SourceMatF063TopSourceF064RelItemsF088a
Templates, Patterns see 6119.59 for pineapple quilt pattern

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
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image/pjpeg
AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
11
1
2007
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Received as a gift
SourceOtherF006a
Museum employee
DateObtainedF088c
10/8/1986
DamageF016RepairsF017ShapeCornersF013b
Rounded

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
PartDesF007cPattSourceF065FavesF130
Bozena had a favorite silver thimble. Her husband made her a custom frame to quilt on that was pained Nile green.

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, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage
InvenNumF075
6119.11
ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Slide
photocredit079a1
Mark Eifert
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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