: Mahaliah Jay pieced by machine this quilt of log cabin blocks in a labyrinth or Greek Key variation. Family records indicate that Jay spun the fibers and wove the medium-weight wool fabrics used in the quilt. Strips of blue homespun wool separate the key blocks. The back is brown plaid cotton. Jay quilted it with widely spaced diamonds and tied it between the quilting lines with cotton thread through bits of cotton fabric. Mahaliah Jay was a life long student and teacher. She and her husband, Eli Jay, attended Oberlin College and later were part of the first graduating class at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. They taught at Earlham College and the American Indians at Fort Sill. After they retired from teaching she resumed studies at the University of Michigan. Jay was a Quaker and worked to establish mission organizations for that denomination. The quilt measures 204cm x 220cm (80 x 86 inches). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio Women; Daily Life; Quilts; Places
: Oberlin (Ohio); Lorain County (Ohio); Yellow Springs (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)