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Crazy quilt – MCHS Collections, 2013

Crazy quilt - MCHS Collections, 2013

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Crazy quilt – Crazy Patchwork was an art form that orginated in 1162, used in decorating clothing. Crazy quilts became popular in the United States in the 1880s. This useful art form was both elegant for those who could afford velvet and silk fabrics and simple for housewives who saved scrap material to make everyday quilts. Decorative embroidery created the artwork on these quilts. (The white item in front of the quilt is a mannequin on display at the Weyerhaeuser Museum.) – MCHS Collections, 2013

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