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Bar Quilt Sampler reproduction
Pat Clark, Pat Linnell, Jackie Shulsky, Marie VanTilburg, Carol Schon, Beth Donaldson, and Norine Antuck top's makers, and Kari Ruedisale, quilter
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
2001
Cotton with cotton/polyester filling
76” x 81”
MSUM TC2001.5
Photo by Mary Whalen, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

This quilt was inspired by another Bar Quilt Sampler quilt in the collection of the Michigan State University Museum.

When quilt samples are made for a book, the author/artist often relies heavily on friends to help out. Beth Donaldson took one look at the Bar Sampler and knew it was a perfect project for her pals, the Wednesday Group. The core remains strong with a shared fondness for "old-looking quilts." Those who made this top are Pat Clark, Pat Linnell, Jackie Shulsky, Marie VanTilburg, Carol Schon, Beth Donaldson, and Norine Antuck

For this project, Beth tried to be as faithful as possible to the original colors used. In some cases, exposed seams made it easy for her to determine how much a color had faded, in other areas she had to guess.

Beth enjoyed this project: "We found it fun to compare the reproduction with its crisp shirtings, double pink and soft blue strips, and strong red setting triangles to the well-used original. The quilt block in the center is also one that we couldn't find documented in our sources. The closest we could come was a Jack Knife variation."

The pattern for this reproduction can be found in Great Lakes, Great Quilts.



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