Crazy-quilt pin cushion. This pin cushion looks like a small pillow, but it is very tightly packed, making it ideal as a pin cushion. It was used in the home of Alfred & Mary Tanner. The couple’s daughter, Lottie Lee (Tanner) Martin, donated it to the museum in 1953. – MCHS Collections, #1953.31.8
Crazy-quilt pin cushion, view of back – MCHS Collections, #1953.31.8
Crazy quilt, closeup view – On loan from Diane Gall
Crazy quilt. This crazy quilt is a beautiful example of an everyday quilt with its everyday fabrics, simple embroidery and yarn ties. – On loan from Diane Gall
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
Crazy-quilt detail on table runner, closeup of fringe – MCHS Collections, #1971.10.280
Crazy-quilt detail on table runner, view of crazy-quilt strip on other end of runner – MCHS Collections, #1971.10.280
Crazy-quilt detail on table runner. This felt table runner features accents of crazy quilting.
It was donated by the J.K. and Lottie Lee Martin estate in a collection numbering close to 400 items. – MCHS Collections, #1971.10.280
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