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Crazy quilt is made of primarily dark cotton prints - Textiles
  • Date 1924
  • Place of Origin New Hope, WI
  • Creator Emma and Mary Grimland

This unique and attractive crazy quilt is made of primarily dark cotton prints dating from the latter half of the nineteenth century. It includes a good variety of mourning prints, some red on black grounds, and indigo. It is constructed in the usual crazy quilt form of irregular pieces hand and machine-sewn to 15 inch foundation blocks which were then assembled by machine. Crude outline quilting is covered by colorful and varied embroidery stitches. The batting is cotton, and the backing is another black and white mourning print that has been folded to the front to create borders two to three inches wide. The borders are machine quilted with four rows of parallel stitching. A date of 1924 is embroidered near the center, and the initials, “G” and “E” appear in opposite corners.

The quilt was made from pieces accumulated through four generations, dating back to the early 1800s.

  • Materials Cotton
  • Dimensions length: 84.75 inches; width: 66.25 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1978.052.001 - Gift of Wilfred and Rene Yndestad


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