Crazy Quilt

Crazy Quilt

1891
Locale
Indiana
Country
United States
quilt, crazy quilt
hand and machine pieced silk, silk embroidery, metal sequins; machine quilted silk backing
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Marilyn Weir Doscher
2004.411
. Crazy Quilt. 1891. hand and machine pieced silk, silk embroidery, metal sequins; machine quilted silk backing . Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Marilyn Weir Doscher. 2004.411.
Dimensions
height: 76 1/2 in, 194.3100 cm; width: 75 in, 190.5000 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
Alcinda Weir commissioned this quilt from an unknown maker as a wedding present for her son, Fred Weir, and his bride, Jennie Reed. A fabric with linked rings refers to the wedding; other personal references include initials and swatches from the groom’s baby clothes. The two groups of children embroidered in the border are based on illustrations by Kate Greenaway (1846–1901), a popular artist and author of the time.
Known Provenance
Commissioned 1891 by Alice Weir [Indiana]; inherited by Mrs. Marilyn Weir Dosher [Arvada, CO, 1927-2009]; gifted November 2004 by Mrs. Marilyn Weir Dosher to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Debut: Textile Art Acquisitions," March 17 - November 25, 2007 (DAM)
  • "First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection," June 1, 2014 - April 19, 2015 (DAM)

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