Trip Around the World


Quilt Index Record: 48-7C-69

a Essay Historical Background

description
This late 1930s quilt reflects the type of quilt she made for everyday use. During the war years, Edith Crumb, the director of Detroit's Quilt Club Corner, Mary's Detroit quilt club, especially encouraged member quilters to make blanket substitutes pieced from woolen scraps. Although Mary could not participate in the Friday afternoon meetings of the Club, she corresponded with members.
essay
This late 1930s quilt reflects the type of quilt she made for everyday use. Supplies of cotton fabric were diminished due to WWII rationing, and quilters were urged to participate in the war effort by making scrap quilts, not only for personal use but for veterans and for American relief efforts in Europe. Mary's daughter Elsie made almost all of the clothing for her three daughters. The Krueger girls recognize quite a few of the scraps used in their grandmother's war time comforters (see also #050). These comforters were heavily used in their house.

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
Gasperik Collection
InstProjNameF003a
Mary Gasperik Private Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
036

Information source fields

IdentPersonF006
Blood relative of quiltmaker
Author/researcher
SourceOtherF006a
Grand-daughter
IfOtherF007d
Grand-daughter Susan Salser began this research effort in 1991, after she and her two sisters divided up the quilts which belonged to their mother (Elsie Gasperik Krueger) who died in 1988. Her ongoing research has been fruitful and interesting.

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Other
TypeObjOtherF008a
Tied Lap Robe
QuiltTitleF009
Trip Around the World
OwnerNameF010
Trip Around the World (Linda)
OverallWidthF12a
56 inches
OverallLengthF012b
71 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Other
OtherShapeEdgeF013a
Top and bottom are straight; sides are fnished with sateen prairie points
ShapeCornersF013b
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Rust
Maroon
Green
Gray
Brown
Blue or Navy
Beige or Tan
OverallColorF14b
Dark colors
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DateQuiltF023
1930-1949
FamDateF023c
1938
OtherDateF023e
Merikay Waldvogel
DateInfoF023f
She made a similar quilt which carries an embroidered date: 1938.

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
One patch or allover
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
BlockStyleF030a
Same block throughout
BordDescF034
Side borders of green sateen prairie points

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Other
Wool
UniqueF037b
Corduroy
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Other embellishment technique
UniqueF038h
side borders embellished with prairie points

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Other
OtherFabF040a
cotton sateen
ColorBackingF040b
Green

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Prairie Points

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
Blanket or flannel

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Tied or tufted
ThrTypeF049a
yarn
ThrColorF049b
yellow and lime green

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
This is owner Linda MacLachlan's description, written in 1992: "Rectangles of mauve, blue, beige, rust and red corduroy, green velveteen, black wool, black and white tweeds, red, green and black tartans and green and white upholstery fabric. Lined with white flannel and tied with lime and yellow yarn. Green cotton prairie points in the same fabric as the backing edge the two sides. The center corduroy rectangle is pieced so that the wales form striking concentric diamonds. This was made of fabrics supplied by my mother. I have fond memories of clothes and doll clothes made by my mother for me from the same fabrics."

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Gasperik, Mary
QuiltedByF055
Gasperik, Mary

Quilt provenance

LocMadeF057a
Chicago
ProvCountyF057b
Cook County
ProvStateF057d
Illinois (IL)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Gift

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Other
OtherF060a
Gasperik pieced these woolen quilts for daily use. Elsie contributed the scraps from winter clothes-making projects.
QDesignF060b
Decorative throw
PresUseF062
Lap robe/shawl
Keepsake/memento
OthPresUseF062a
Mary's grandchildren regard her quilts as a unique collection to be preserved and appreciated.

Quilt design and materials sources

SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps
TopSourceF064
Traditional pattern variation

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
not exhibited in"The Quilts of Mary Gasperik" Ravenswood Historic Site, Livermore, CA, March 14-15, 1992.

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Linda Krueger MacLachlan
OwnerCountryF086b
United States
SourceInfoF088b
Susan Krueger Salser

Quiltmaker personal information

MaidenF097b
Mihalovits, Maria
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
01/25/1888
MarriageF099b
11/18/1906
DeathF100
05/25/1969
EthnicF101
Hungarian
EdBkgdF102
Elementary School
BirthplaceCountryF098d
Hungary
EnviroF104c
Rural

Quiltmaker address

StAddressF105
9314 Cottage Grove
CountyF106
Cook
CityF106a
Chicago
StateF107
Illinois (IL)
CountryF108
United States

Quiltmaker Family history

FatherNameF109
Mihalovits, Istvan
BplaceF109a
Hungary
EthBkgrndF110
Hungarian
MotherNameF111
Mihalovits, Vidoszava
BplaceF111a
Hungary
EthBkgrndF112
Hungarian
SpouseF113
Gasperik, Stephen
EthBkgrndF114
Hungarian
OccupationF115
Milk Dealer/Grocery Store Owner/Butcher
NoChildF116
3
NoFemF116a
1 (Elsie 1909-1988)
NoMaleF116b
2 (Elmer and Stephen)

Quiltmaker personal quilting history

LearnedToQuiltF117
From guild or club member
Self-Taught
WhenQuiltF118
Age 40-49
WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
Other
OtherF119a
Mary Gasperik made quilts because it was her life passion and greatest talent. As opportunities arose, she entered contests and exhibited them publicly. She also made special quilts for her family.

Quiltmakers Membership in quilting group

NameGroupF120
Tuley Park Quilt Club and Detroit News Quilt Club
LocGroupF121
Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI
SpecialGroupF122
Chicago group met to quilt and held periodic quilt shows; Detroit group held national exhibits and contests.

Other quilts made by quiltmaker

NumQuiltsF123
more than 50
SellQuiltF127
no
TeachF129
no

Other source materials available for quiltmaker

OtherSourceMat
Merikay Waldvogel and Barbara Brackman. Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair (Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993)102-103. Merikay Waldvogel "One American Dream Comes True" Quilters Newsletter Magazine, March 2008, 46-49.

Image Information

ImageConF075a
whole quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
CD-ROM
DateF079
3
1
1992
CE
photocredit079a1
Don Gonzalez
DigDateF079a
1
2008
CE
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Susan Salser

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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

data verification

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yes
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Salser, Susan
dateverified
12
20
2008
CE

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