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Bandolier Bag Variation Quilt
Carole Jimmie Fife Stewart
Muskogee Creek, Washington, Oklahoma
Cotton with polyester filling
88 1/4" x 88 1/2”
MSUM 1996:106.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

Despite the fact Stewart travels the world as a professional business woman, she lives in her native community and remains firmly tied to it and its traditions, including those related to quilting.

J. "Jimmie" Carole Stewart says that in her tribe, "the quilt is an important part of the burial tradition. One of the last gestures the family is able to perform for the deceased is to drape a handmade quilt over the coffin before it is buried."

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