Made in Michigan
Tahquemenon area, Michigan
Velvet, silk, cotton
70” x 70”
MSUM 1996:53.1, Gift of Jerre Reese
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
State University Museum
Donor Jerre Reese explains her connection to the quilt's maker:
|Ellen Culhane adopted her sister's child upon her sister's
death and that child became my father's stepmother, but I barely knew
her. I do know that she had many beautiful objects in her home and
a lot of jewelry that she inherited from the aunt that raised her.
They must have been quite well off -- the aunt had three different
homes that she spent various parts of the year in.