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: Feb 15, 2012

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Hello! I have started crazy quilting by chance visiting a friend. She taught me and I'm addicted to it. I love making things but I'm a beginner. www.crazyquiltings.blogspot.com I would like to see other works. Cheers, Sandra

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