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North Star Quilters Guild Records

Collection Overview

Title: North Star Quilters Guild Records

ID: OGLMC/1638

Creator: North Star Quilters Guild (1981-)

Extent: 8.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/07/2015

Languages: English [eng]


Scrapbooks, photograph albums, and slide albums documenting the activities of the organization.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The North Star Quilters Guild Records consist of nine scrapbooks primarily containing photographs, newspaper clippings, and newsletters; three photograph albums and six slide albums with images of quilts and related activities; and five folders with recent newsletters and general information on the Guild. The scrapbooks and albums are numbered consecutively according to the date ranges of their contents.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Jolene Mikkelson donated the 1997 flood quilts in May 2018 (2018-3386) and the handprint quilt, the gingerbread cookie cutout quilt, and the apron in September 2018 (2018-3389).

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the Rules and Regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: North Star Quilters Guild, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 2015-3273

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). North Star Quilters Guild Records. OGLMC 1638, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Processed by Dawn Cleveland, Special Collections student assistant, in October 2015

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photograph album 1, September 1995 - August 1996Add to your cart.
Item 2: Photograph album 2, March 1996 - October 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: Photograph album 3, ca. 1997Add to your cart.
Item 4: Slide album 3, April 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Item 5: Slide album 4, 1996Add to your cart.
Item 6: Slide album 5, January 1998 - March 1999Add to your cart.
Item 7: Slide album 6, January 2000 - May 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Newsletters, October 2004 - May 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newsletters, June 2007 - May 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newsletters, September 2009 - August 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Loose materials from scrapbooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: General InformationAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Slide album 1, January 1987 - June 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Slide album 2, 1991 - April 1994Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 4: June 1984 - February 1996Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 6: March 1987 - March 1988Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 7: January 1988 - January 1992Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 1: October 1981 - November 1983Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 2: January 1983 - September 1985Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 3: March 1984 - April 1986Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 5: September 1985 - December 1987Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 8: June 1989 - January 1992Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Scrapbook 9: January 1993 - July 1995Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1997 Flood Quilt (Three separate parts)Add to your cart.

"The Red River Valley Flood Quilt is the result of a challenge put to members of the North Star Quilters Guild to record some aspect of the winter and spring of 1997 in a 12" quilt block. Each of us had different experiences and we all have different skill levels but each block expresses an important part of its maker's life. Most blocks have been signed in the borders of the quilt and many also have an explanation. Thirty-four members shared their feelings in the three panels that make up the quilt."

The individual blocks were set together by Benay Fried and Fran Williams, while Monica Stallman did the quilting.

Quilters on Part 1: Muriel Hoplin, Phyllis Sue Newnan Sand, VKS Crookston, Wynona Wilkins, Benay Fried, Pamela Davis, Iris Lynch, Lyla McLean, Leanne French

Quilters on Part 2: Donald and Susan Cox, Alice Maltern, Mabel Bernard, Evelyn Paschke, Frances Caswell Williams, Margaret Kamnik, Darlyne Christianson, Betty Larsen, Anna Amundson, Bernadine Albrecht

Quilters on Part 3: Nita Fox, Bobbie Shields, Agnes Shurr, Barbara Shuler, Ginger Trzynka, Steve and Irene Mozinski, Cdc, Evangeline Teigen, Dana McLeigh, Vivian Johnson

Folder 1: Documents regarding the 1997 Flood QuiltAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Texts Explaining the QuiltAdd to your cart.
Item 2: "Quilt patches together flood memories" by Carol Graham, Grand Forks Herald. 14 May 1998Add to your cart.
Item 3: Panel stitched by Darlyne Christianson featured on each section of the quiltAdd to your cart.
The panel highlights a quote from Thomas Jefferson: "Every experience deeply felt in life needs to be passed along. Whether it be through words or music, chiseled in stone, painted with a brush or sewn with a needle. It is a way of reaching for immortality."
Item 2: Quilt with handprints of the original members of the North Star Quilters Guild, 1985Add to your cart.
The following members were involved: Dorothy Palm, Mary Ann Seim, Dorothy Engen, Clarice DeBoer, Barb Martin, Pat Walker, Summer Betting, M. Hoplin, Leona Wilkins, Mildred Dahlgren, Helen Farrell, Phyllis Newman Sand, Frances C. Williams, Martie Kallira, Frances Welin, Sharon Kosiak, L.D. Anderson, Isis Lynch, Linda Rains, Ethel Olson, Darlyne Christianson, Millie Lee Smith, Shannon Hansen, Winona Wilkins, Kaye Durnin-Canfield, Dorothy Tiedeman, D. Shermoen, Eldonna Holte, Lyla McLean, Faye McGuigan, Mabel Bernard, Marg Kurtyla, Anna Amundson, Laurie Holtz, Linda Burris, Bev Henningson, Louise Juliani, Elvina Sunsdahl, Carol Kelley, Mary Ferguson, Ruth Burrage, and Mernie Gudvig
Item 3: Quilt with gingerbread cookie cut-out patterns made by the original members of the North Star Quilters GuildAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Apron Made by Marilyn Dahlgren for the "Quilting on the Red" Exhibition, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Documents regarding the handprint quilt and the apronAdd to your cart.