Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Crazy quilt
  • Edith Lowell
    active: United States
  • Crazy quilt, circa 1880–1910
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk, velvet, satin, ribbon, embroidering, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 74 x 65 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 187.96 x 167 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0930

Many different shaped, multicolored/patterned pieces haphazardly arranged. Pieces have been featherstitched. Blue border. Embroidery and engravings decorate many pieces. Various embroidery stitches bind the fabrics together, and the blue silk border displays a multi-colored feather stitch.