Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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crazy quilt
  • Emma Hurd
    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
Label Text

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.