My father's grandmother gave my parents this quilt when they married. It is gorgeous! Velvets, wools, and other luscious fabrics. The backing is satin. I wish you could see the embroidery on this quilt. Very pretty.
My great grandmother was an accomplished seamstress. She lived during the depression in West Virginia. In 1933, she made a quilt for President Roosevelt. I have a wonderful magazine article about that quilt and her life. The quilt now belongs to the state of West Virginia and resides in a museum.
My "Grandmother Martin" was very special to me. My parents and I visited her almost every weekend when she lived in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was making doll clothes by that time and we have some of her dolls. I have fond memories of her and was lucky to know her.
The crazy quilt is treasured for its beauty, but the story behind it is interesting too. My mom sewed her own clothing or would buy scraps of velvet when she was dating my dad. Mom worked at the five and dime. Great grandma saved these scraps and made them this quilt when they married.