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Floral Appliqué
Madeline Tabasash
Cross Village, Emmet County, Michigan
Cotton with cotton filling
77 1/2" x 74”
MSUM 2000:68.1; Gift of Charlie Meyers
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

The quilt donor, Charlie Meyers, remembers sleeping under quilts when he was a young boy, living in a dirt floored log cabin. This quilt was made by Madeline Tabasash, born 1857 in Emmet Co., near Cross Village. Her parents were Francis and Mary Tabasash. Francis Tabasash was a Civil War veteran who served in Company K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters.

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