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ID Number: 1407QA0801

Quilt Title: Crazy Quilt

Current location: Centreville, Maryland

How Acquired: inherited

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Crazy Quilt

Source of Pattern: Unknown

Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Same
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Made in: Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Used for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Unknown

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Occupation: Homemaker, husband-farmer
Highest Education Level Completed: High School
Religion: Methodist
Environment: Rural
Number of Children: 6
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Moderate
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Moderate

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Unknown
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Unknown
Major quilt making influences: Unknown
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: Unknown
Where did quilter get her piecing designs? Unknown
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Unknown
Where did quilter get her quilt designs? Unknown
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
Did she quilt in a group? Unknown
Did she quilt in any bees? Unknown
What season was most quilting done? Unknown
What time of day was quilting done? Unknown
Reason for quiltmaking Unknown
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Yes
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Approximately how many quilts did she produce in her lifetime? Unknown
Where are they now? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown
Is there any other interesting information to share about the quiltmaker?

he played piano by ear and played for her church in Ruthsburg. She was born in 1870’s/80’s.



Type of Object Blocks or Patches, Quilt/Quilting Patterns
Does this object have a SPECIFIC VISUAL ORIENTATION, head to foot? No
If it is a quilt, is it shaped for a four poster bed? Yes
Is this one of a matched pair? No

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Worn
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 77 1/4
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 77
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? No
The signers are: Owner
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

Fabric Rayon
Pattern Type Applique, Crazy – All Over
Applique Crazy quilt
Background Color Multicolor
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Purple, Green, Black and Navy
Additional Surface Decoration Embroidery Stitches
Embroidery Thread Made of: Cotton
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/4 to3/4
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? No
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting Straight
Size of blocks: 10 3/4 to 11
Number of Horizontal Blocks 7
Number of Vertical Blocks 7
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? No
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Tied
If tied, what used to do so? Cotton

Quilting Patterns

Overall Pattern No
Sashing Conforms to design


Fiber content of batting is Just the foundation
Is the quilting embellished Yes

Edges and Binding

The edge is shaped in a Straight line
The corners are Butted
The edge is Self-finished by hand
If self-finished, it is Back turned to front
Color Print
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? Yes

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe No
Ruffle No
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? No

Quilt Back

Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? Yes
How many seams are present? 1
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? No
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? Yes
Number of different prints 2
Is it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? No
Color of back Orange, framed center is 13″, back is print and solid
Are different strips used only to attain size? No


The fabric of this object’s top and bottom are of significantly different ages? No
The object has been altered No
Has the object been laundered? No
Overall condition of the object Poor
Condition of the back Good
Condition of the colors Good
Are stains present? No
Is pattern discrepancy evident? No
Estimate AGE of this object: 1901-1929
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Crazy quilt in block style

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