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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  • Crazy Quilt

    Crazy Quilt

    North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Simcoe County

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  • Crazy Quilt Block

    Crazy Quilt Block

    North America: Canada, Central Canada, Quebec

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  • Crazy Quilt Top

    Crazy Quilt Top

    North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Stouffville

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  • Crazy Quilt

    Crazy Quilt

    North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario

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

responded: Feb 28, 2012

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In response to www.crazyquiltings.blogspot.com: The TMC's rich collection of artifacts can be explored on line at www.textilemuseum.ca/collections. Under "Search the Collection," type "crazy quilt" and select "exact phrase" from the pulldown menu to the right. Press "enter" and all the crazy quilts from our collection will be revealed. You can zoom in to the images and study the construction of each quilt. You can also contact the H.N. Pullar Library at the TMC to find out more about crazy quilting. The library can be reached at library@textilemuseum.ca.

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