Michigan Quilt Project
Michigan Quilt Project

Collections Main

Mary Schafer Quilt and Ephemera Collection

Chimney Sweep
Emma Catherine Zink Frey and Mary Vida Schafer
Genessee County, MI
c1923 (top), 1976 (finishing)
80 3/4" x 97"
Cotton with polyester filling
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The top is signed "Emma C. Zink Frey, Flint Michigan 1920." Charles Frey, Emma's husband, was involved in the early years of General Motors in Flint, Michigan. Quilting designs include; outline in the blocks, Ocean Waves in the sashing, feathered hearts in the corners, an original Mary Schafer design in the border triangles, and parallel diagonal lines in the border.


GLQC Home About GLQC Collections Exhibits Programs Publications Internships/Volunteers Quilt Index On–Line Newsletter Virtual Quilt Sponsors/Endowments Links Quilt Care Site Info Contact Us