Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Crazy quilt
  • United States
  • Crazy quilt, circa 1880–1900
  • Where object was made: Kansas, United States
  • silk, satin, velvet, muslin, patchwork, piecing, embroidering, cotton, painting, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 72 1/2 x 71 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 184.15 x 182.24 cm
  • Gift of Dr. E.M. Owen
  • Not on display
  • 1940.0004
Label Text

Many different shaped, vari-colored/patterned pieces of fabric, arranged haphazardly. Bright blue trim around the edges. Made on backing of muslin. This exceptional crazy quilt was made in Kansas. The fan corners, plus other fan designs on the body, and embroidered flowers and names make this a masterpiece.