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Grandmother's Fan
Marguerite Gardner
Grand Rapids, Kent, Jackson County, Michigan
Top made c1930, quilted 1958
Cotton
60” x 100”
MSUM 7438.3, Gift of Phyllis J. Gardner
Photo by KEVA, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

Marguerite Moore, daughter of Zephiniah and Bernice Alice Taft Moore, was born in 1878. She graduated from Hillsdale College with a music degree and married Charles Vincent Gardner, a furniture maker, in 1905. Phyllis, their only child, believes her mother learned to quilt from her grandmother and that this is the only quilt that she made. Phyllis also remembers some of the dresses or blouses that were made of the same fabrics included in the quilt.

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