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Object Name: Crazy quilt
Date: 1885
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Medium: Silk, velvet
Dimensions: Overall: 54 x 45 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 137.2 x 114.9 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Albany
Description: Embroidered silk contained crazy quilt; center composed of 20 embroidered patchwork blocks, some with appliqué; wide purple velvet border with arrows embroidered in yellow floss along seams.
Credit Line: Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number: 1946.92
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Marks: embroidered: in various blocks at center: "V", "John", and "J. I. / 1885"

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This quilt was made for the donor, John Vosburgh Irwin (1874-1967) by his grandmother, Mrs. Isaac W. Vosburgh (Sarah Jane Fletcher, 1818-1912).


"Home Sewn: Three Centuries of Stitching History," New-York Historical Society, November 18, 2003-April 18, 2004.