Mexican Star


Quilt Index Record: 1E-3D-7FC

Project Information

InstNameF003
Michigan State University Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Michigan Quilt Project
InstInvContrNumF004
86.0517

Page 1

OwnerNameF010
Mexican Star
QuiltTopF054QuiltedByF055
Splitstone, Milly
OthPeopleF056
Mother of Dolores Meermoan
RelnQuiltF007
Quilt owner
ProvCountyF057b
Benzie
ProvStateF057d
Michigan (MI)
DateBegunF023a
late 1800s
DateFinishF023b
1985

Page 2-Quiltmaker Information

ReasonsF060PresUseF062GenderF098
Female
CityF106a
Fremont
CountyF106
Newaygo
StateF107
Michigan (MI)
MaidenF097b
LaFever
BirthDateF099
4/29/1926
EnviroF104cEdBkgdF102
High school
RelAffF103
United Methodist
OccupationF104
Teacher, judge, author
FatherNameF109
LaFever, George Henry
EthBkgrndF110
French Indian
MotherNameF111
LaFever, Cecilia Kolander
BplaceF111a
First person in her family fo be citizen of US, born on British ship already in US waters of Swedish parents
EthBkgrndF112
Swedish
MarriageF099b
3/6/1944
SpouseF113
Splitstone, Harry Oscar Joseph
EthBkgrndF114
English, Pennsylvania Dutch
OccupationF115
Postal clerk, retired
NoChildF116
4
NoFemF116a
1
NoMaleF116b
3
LearnedToQuiltF117
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 11-19
WhyQuiltF119SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no
NameGroupF120
National Quilting Association; American Quilters Society; West Michigan Quilters Guild; Tall Pines Quilters, MI; Tuesday Quilters, MI; Booneslick Trail Quilters Guild, Missouri; Coachella Valley Quilters, CA; Cactus Kickers, CA; Lunch Bunch, CA

Page 3-Physical Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
74"
OverallLengthF012b
89"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
QuiltSpecColorF014aOverallColorF14bOverCondF015
Excellent/like new
TypeInscripF019MethodInscripF021LocInscripF022LayFormatF024
Block pattern
NumBlockF026
30
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Side by side
BlockStyleF030a

Page 4-Physical Description continued

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabricTypeF036ConstrucF038
Machine Piecing
ConstrucF038bConstrucF038dConstrucF038gEmbMatF039FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
Cream
NumPiecesF042
2
DescBackF043

Page 5-Binding and Quilting

MatUsedF044FabStrucF045ConstrucBindF046
Straight grain
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
MatUsedF048
Cotton or polyester blend
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
NumStitchedF050
9
NumStitchF051
9
DesignF052aDesignF052bDesignF052cDesignF052d
Outline/Ditch, Stars

Page 6-Design and Fabric Sources

SourceMatF063TopSourceF064RelItemsF088a
Betty Boyink book

Page 7-Owner Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Milly LaFever Splitstone
OwnerCityF084
Fremont
OwnerCountyF085
Newaygo
OwnerStateF086
Michigan (MI)
AcquiredF058
Purchase
ProvenanceF058a
Mother's estate sale
ReposFile
MichiganMSUMuseum-a0a8b4-a_8092.jpg
1E-3D-7FC-234-MichiganMSUMuseum-a0a8b4-a_8092.jpg
94136
image/pjpeg
AccessF080
Restricted
CopyRestF080c
Michigan State University Museum

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Donaldson, Beth
dateverified
11
5
2007
CE

Extra Fields

IfQownerF007b
Purchased the quilt
DamageF016RepairsF017ShapeCornersF013b
Straight

Historical and Cultural Information About this Quilt

IfQmakerF007a
Made entire quilt
PartDesF007cPattSourceF065FavesF130
Pieced, I like the geometry
CustomsF131
Never start a new project on Friday, not even an apron

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
86.0517
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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