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ID Number: 1407QA0901

Quilt Title: Crazy Quilt Pieces

Current location: Centreville, Maryland
Year Acquired: 1990
How Acquired: gift

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Crazy Quilt

Source of Pattern: Unknown

Year Quilt was Made: 1930
Owner’s Relationship to Maker: Grandmother, cousin and great aunt
Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Others who worked on the quilt: Alma Harti, grandmother, Virginia Bukovsky, cousin and Grace, great aunt
Made in: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: Unknown
Used for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Yes , Virginia Bukovsky’s husband, George, was a tailor. Mary’s mother believes the fabric came from him.
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? No
Any additional stories or notes about the quilt’s history or ownership:

My 93 year old mother thinks the pieces were made by her relatives – her mother, Alma Hartl; her older cousin, Virginia Bukovsky; her Aunt Grace Hartl; and perhaps Virginia’s husband, George. George was a tailor and my mother believes that the fabric scraps came from his tailor shop, Lad the Tailor, in Oshkosh,WI. Virginia and George were married in 1928 and so my mother thinks the pieces were made in the 1930’s. Mom remembers the gold feather stitch on the quilt pieces but does not remember specifically who worked on it.

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Environment: Urban
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Unknown

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? Yes
Did quilter piece her own tops? Unknown
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Unknown
Did quilter do her own quilting? Unknown
Did quilter mark her own tops? Unknown
Did she quilt in a group? Yes
Did she quilt in any bees? Unknown
What season was most quilting done? Unknown
What time of day was quilting done? Unknown
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Unknown
Did she teach others to quilt? Unknown
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Unknown



Type of Object Unfinished Quilt Top, edges unfinished
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? No
Is this one of a matched pair? No

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Moderate Use
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 76 1/2
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 76 1/2
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 Cotton, Wool, Rayon
Fabric Style Solid
Pattern Type Crazy – All Over
Background Color Multicolor
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Blue, burgundy, black
Additional Surface Decoration Embroidery Stitches
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: Open and Flat
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? Yes
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting In strips
Size of blocks: 22 x 21 1/2
Number of Horizontal Blocks 9
Number of Vertical Blocks 10
Is there sashing present? No
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques No Quilting
Quilting thread is Wool
Does thread color match section quilted? Yes

Quilting Patterns


Fiber content of batting is None
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

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

Fabric Cotton – Cotton Print, pieced as foundation
Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? Yes
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? No
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? No
Is it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? No
Are different strips used only to attain size? Yes


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 Fair
Condition of the back Fair
Condition of the colors Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Back
Estimate AGE of this object: 1901-1929
This object has unusual features? No
Pattern Crazy Quilt

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