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Crazy Quilt top in Square and Bars Set
  • Susanna Schweickert Kemper, artist
    1774–?
    active: United States
  • Crazy Quilt top in Square and Bars Set, late 1700s–early 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk, cotton, polyester, velvet, satin, piecing, embroidering, sequins
  • Object Length/Width: 163.8 x 196.8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 64 1/2 x 77 1/2 in
  • Gift of Elizabeth A. Hazlett in memory of Rachel Bell Abels
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0062
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Description

Top made of crazy patch blocks set with synthetic velvet bars and squares between each block. Some of the blocks are late 19th century silk velvets and satins with typical period embroidery; some are mid-20th century synthetics and silk neckties; some a combination of both. Initials in center BJ; elsewhere BC. Top not backed or bound.