Crazy Pattern, Pieced Quilt

Crazy Pattern, Pieced Quilt

Artist: Made by Jessie Landis
Type: Cotton with silk, corduroy, fur, satin and velvet
Year: c. 1885
Size/Dimensions: 58" x 58"
Origin: 1991 Gala Fund Purchase
Accession Number: 91.1

The crazy quilt swept the nation in the last quarter the 19th century. The embroidered green L" in the center stands for Landis. There is a white ribbon in this quilt that refers to the martyred President James Garfield. Death-related textiles in a variety of media were not uncommon during the period.

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Crazy Pattern, Pieced Quilt