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Jacquard Woven Remnant

Jacquard Woven Remnant
Marie Sturmer
Traverse City, Traverse County, Michigan
2002
Cotton
46 1/2 ” x 46 1/2”
MSUM 2011:112.5, Gift of the artist
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Most early double weave Jacquard coverlets were woven by German emigrants living in Pennsylvania. In the 1820's, it was fashionable to have names inscribed for special occasions on the borders of the coverlets. The looms were threaded to give a mirror image of the patterns causing the lettering to show in reverse. Buttonhole quilting was worked with a backstitch and carried to the backside of the quilt giving it a very unique and beautiful design and texture.



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