Quilt (or decorative throw), Crazy pattern

Maker: Tamar Horton Harris North (1833–1905)

Date: ca. 1877

Geography: Made in North's Landing, Indiana, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Silk, silk velvet, cotton, and cotton lace

Dimensions: 54 1/2 x 55 in. (138.4 x 139.7 cm)

Classification: Textiles

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Cooper, 1983

Accession Number: 1983.349


The top of this quilt is composed of nine pieced blocks surrounded by a black plaid silk border with corner blocks of black moire. The backing is of a maroon satin filled with cotton and machine quilted in a shell pattern. The top is stitched to the backing at wide intervals. The Crazy patches and border are embroidered with both cotton thread and chenille. Some patches are decorated with paint as well as embroidery.