Beautifully embroidered Amish Crazy Quilt
After more than a decade, we have our first “Crazy Patch” quilt – made by the head Amish quilter. The fabrics she chose are magnificent. Her embroidered stitch-work is brilliantly adroit: a garden of embroidery nourished by the fabrics. What a textile! What a quilt!
Most people have seen crazy quilts – they are made of differently shaped pieces of material – there is no pattern: just a collage of fabrics with fancy embroidered stitches covering the edges of each piece of fabric.
Crazy quilts can be constructed of fabrics such as velvet, satin and silk and can be embellished with buttons, lace, ribbons and beads. They can be found in many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Crazy quilts require thousands of hours to complete. None that we have seen are more beautiful than this quilt, which we are proud to offer.
Approximate dimensions: 100” X 112” – SOLD