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Ohio Star Festival Quilt
Unknown maker
Provenance unknown
c1940, signatures 1988, quilting 2001
Cotton with polyester filling
71” x 87”
MSUM 6795.1
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

In 1988, this quilt top was chosen from the collections to be used as a fundraiser for the Festival of Michigan Folklife. Over 200 people paid $1 to write their names on the top in permanent ink. In 2001, the top was basted and attached to a quilting frame. It has since been displayed at the National Folk Festival in 2001, and the Great Lakes Folk Festival annually. Experienced quilters from the Capitol City Quilt Guild have demonstrated the quilting stitch and have invited and taught festival goers to quilt on this piece.

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