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crazy quilt
  • Emma Hurd
    1858–1936
    born: Haw Creek, Illinois, United States ; died: Peoria, Illinois, United States
  • crazy quilt, 1886
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, silk, velvet, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 79 x 69 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 200.66 x 176.53 cm
  • Gift of Frederick C. and Richard Madaus, great-grandsons of Emma Hurd
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0429
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Mixed fabrics, heavily embroidered with pictures of children, animals and American patriotic symbols. Brown square in center has painted daisies and painted name, date and location. Composed of 56 squares.