Catalog Number
wood, metal
34.5 in.
White quilt containing multiple colors and designs in a "petal" formation, resembling a flower.  Quilt was made on sewing machine 2018.6.1 by Jenny Brouwer Deur.
The following provenance comes from the donor...
"The antique treadle Damascus sewing machine was owned by my maternal Grandmother, Mrs. George (Jenny Brouwer) Deur b. 12-27-1892 d. 2-9-1979 who, at the end of her life, lived at 14 West 18 Street . I remember in 1947 walking home from Central Ave. Christian School and stopping at this house for a cookie break. Often when I would come, she would be pumping her sewing machine making clothes, doll clothes, quilts or blankets. I do not know the exact age of the machine. I have included pictures. My aunt, Mrs. Elaine (Robert) Sloothaak, is still living in Holland. She has told me my grandmother won prizes for her quilts. She recalls these being at Tulip Time. I also have a quilt which was made on the machine but never used (picture). My Aunt Elaine may have additional memories of the machine to add to my many fond recollections."

Jennie married George Deur in Holland, MI on 10-3-1928. Her parents were Wm. Brouwer and Derkje Brower.

If the sewing machine fits into the time frame of your museum pieces and can be used, I would be happy to donate it. It would honor a grandmother whom I loved deeply.
Gift of
Woltjer, Carol