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Catalog Number I.I.006
Object Name Quilt, Bed
Description Quilt top (only). Velvet, silk and cotton crazy quilt with feather stitching. Bears labels "Made by Mrs. S.E. Whitmore at age of 13 at Grand Island Neb." and "Property of Mrs. Whitmore's daughter mrs. Ray R. Robinson." Dated 1883. No binding or backing, but 17 flour sacks are used as block stabilizers -- one large center piece 28x27 and 16 blocks 13x13. No sashing, no borders. Hand and machine piecing with hand applique, embroider and ink drawing/painting. Cotton and silk embroidery thread.
Artist Mrs. S. E. Whitmore
Dimensions W-56 L-70 inches
Caption Crazy quilt top, 1883