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Sawtooth Star
Catherine Ashley Wayne
New York
81” x 92 1/2”
MSUM 5994.1, Gift of Mary Bunto
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

A note was pinned to the quilt when it was purchased by Mary Bunto in 1984 from the estate of Mrs. Blakeney of Birmingham, Michigan. The note reads:
  Made by Catherine Ashley Wayne, New York c. 1835. Miss Ashley was a great-great-grandmother of Jeanne Blakeney and a sister-in-law of the second mayor of Detroit.
The second mayor of Detroit was Henry J. Hunt, 1826.

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