Thursday, August 16, 2012

Family Quilt in the Indiana State Museum

A couple of days ago I received an email from a cousin on my Dad's Lamon line, that a quilt made by my 4th-great-grandmother Ursula Fellme Muck is in the collection of the Indiana State Museum and viewable online. We're in the process of contacting the Museum for a copy of the donor file. The Museum page notes that the quilt is not exhibitable. This is a really nice find, and shows an artistry and skill that Ursula had in the construction of this quilt.
Quilt by Ursula Muck, approximately 1834. Source: Indiana State Museum
According to the description on the Museum website, the quilt is 93 inches by 86 inches, and consists of a "princess feather pattern red/green applique quilt." The Museum notes that the donor file states Ursula Muck made the quilt in Gibson County, Indiana when she was 18 years old, in 1834.

My connection to Ursula runs from my great-grandmother, Blanche Lamon, wife of Harry O'Brien. She was born in Indiana on 1 May 1816, and died in Gibson County, Indiana on 17 January 1888. Ursula married John Muck in Harrison County, Indiana on 31 December 1835.

I'm still in the process of documenting this branch and I'll have more on Ursula and John Muck in future posts.


  1. What a wonderful find! Congratulations!

  2. Just to let you know I've listed this post on my Fab Finds post at

  3. Jana, thank you very much. I appreciate being included with such a good group.

  4. That is a really cool quilt. And to think that it was all done by hand...must have taken quite a while, but I'm sure she was much more practiced in hand quilting than I am. Very neat find. It will be interesting to see what the donor file states.


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