Crazy quilt

Eleanor stitched this eclectic quilt on a horse farm in Tennessee for her cousin in 1871 – read the inscription on the back. An embroidered black horse anchors the design, while farm animals, flowers, fish and a butterfly are dotted about. Aside from providing warmth, parents might use it to tell stories to children at bedtime.


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Did making crazy quilts allow for more individual expression than other types of quilts – how and why?

responded: Sep 20, 2011

Posted by Hye Kim

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As it is true in all forms of art, in quilt making, when you allow the quilter to step outside of the box you will be given a product that shows extended creativity and uniqueness. Quilt making is generally known for the geometrically engineered beauty. In the case of crazy quilt making, the rule on following specified pattern is thrown out the window and the quilter has the freedom to create an art piece. Like Picasso, a crazy quilt maker could stitch on abstract patterns using any shape, colour, or texture as a way of individualistic expression.

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