Current Location:
Shelf B5 (CS1) -> Box 242
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section B; Shelf 5; Box 242

Hayes Family Quilt

Artwork
Identifier:
2017.21.1
Credit:
Gift of Thomas J. and Marcia J. (Knapp) Haas
Medium:
Various Fabrics
Date:
September 1862
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 77 in Width: 78 in
Description:
A quilt with different names written in each pattern block
Historical Context:
This is a Hayes family quilt, the family heirloom was made in September of 1862 by several ladies with the last name of Hayes, Heath, Blair, Rosecrantz, and Whitcomb. Laura Ellen Hayes Whitcomb was born August 1, 1823 in Lockport, NY and died on December 22, 1897 in Milford, MI. She Married Lewis Jacob Whitcomb who was born on February 17, 1821 in Lyon, NY and died August 10, 1903 in Milford MI. It is uncertain as to whether the quilt was a wedding gift or a keepsake gift when they moved away or returned to the Homer Michigan area.