Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Wonderful Antique Crazy Quilt


Here are some wonderful pictures taken by Janie Cattoor of Douglas County, Nevada. This is a crazy quilt made by Anna Emma Gavin who was born in 1857 in Kentucky and died in 1940 Montana (I bet she had some stories to tell!). The names embroidered reflect members of Anna’s family. The designs that she embroidered came from a watercolor book. The quilt was made in and dated 1888.

This beautiful quilt is in the guardianship of Anna’s niece, Doris Bennet of Genoa, Nevada. She received it from her father in 1987.

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Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing. Lovely. Ruby

gocrazywithme said...

It's a treasure! thanks for posting the photos. Lucky lady who owns it and knows it's family-made.