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Thread: Antique crazy quilt

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    Antique crazy quilt

    Yesterday at the museum, I spotted this beautiful crazy quilt folded and draped over a spinning wheel tucked behind one of the decorated trees. I asked the museum manager and he looked up the information on it. It was made circa 1890 and was found in the home of a Sara McCall. It is in fair condition with some bare spots. Just gorgeous!

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    Nancy in western NY
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    ​Lovely crazy quilt!

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    Oh my. Isn't that wonderful? I have a friend who owns one and it is framed and she has a temp controlled room for it and a very old grand piano.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Can you just imagine all the work that went into that one? Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing what people accomplished before TV and the internet!!

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    Oh so beautiful!
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    wow amazing work was done on it.
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Yes, a thing of beauty. And it is in wonderful condition. I was at a local antique store recently and one of the dealers had one displayed, but the silks and satins in it were faded or just threads, but the embroidery stitches were still good...I was tempted, but walked away after looking at it for a long time...

    the women who made these were more the upper class, so to speak, who had "staff" to do the mundane things like cleaning and cooking and minding their children, while they sat in their lovely gowns doing this beautiful handwork...at least that's what I have read.....

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Gorgeous ...
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures and story. It’s a fabulous quilt!

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    Thanks for sharing. I have material to do a crazy quilt Christmas stocking but do you turn under the edges of the velvet or just but them together. That is why I haven't started to make this. Has anyone made one of these?

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    Wow! Look at all of the embroidery and beautiful fabrics.

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    The work in this crazy quilt is awesome. Many hours went into that, would be interesting to know the history behind it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Just gorgeous work. A real treasure.

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    Spectacular quilt!
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Thanks for sharing a picture of the lovely quilt. I have a dream of making a crazy quilt one day. Your picture inspires me.
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    Nice crazy quilt. So many details.
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    Beautiful crazy quilt--have always loved how they do them.

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    How beautiful!
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    Wow, how different. Love it!!
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    Beautiful quilt...can you imagine the amount of time someone put into it? Thank you for posting wonderful pictures.
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    Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art (or craft?). The hours that must have gone into it---- wow!
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Oh my gosh...wow...alot of work went into this that is for sure....Very Beautiful.
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    Thank you so much for sharing. Really gorgeous

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