Crazy quilt in wool, synthetic, and cotton fabrics with yarn embroidery

Created by
Unidentified
Medium
wool, synthetic fiber, and cotton with Acrylic yarn embroidery
Dimensions
H x W x D: 67 3/4 × 69 × 1/8 in. (172.1 × 175.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type
quilts
Date
mid to late 20th century
Description
Crazy quilt made from asymmetrical patches in multiple colors of wool, synthetic, and cotton fabrics in printed and woven designs with embroidered embellishments using acrylic yarn in various colors. The yarn colors are brighter tones than the fabrics. There are several horseshoe shaped pieces with heavily embroidered decoration, with floral motifs prevalent throughout the embroidery as well. The quilt is backed with a large scale floral print in tones of pink on a tan ground. There is no inner layer and the top and back are only attached by the seam around the edge. A muslin sleeve is hand sewn to the back of one edge for hanging.
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number
2013.215.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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