Maker: Tamar Horton Harris North (1833–1905)
Date: ca. 1877
Geography: Made in North's Landing, Indiana, United States
Medium: Silk, silk velvet, cotton, and cotton lace
Dimensions: 54 1/2 x 55 in. (138.4 x 139.7 cm)
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.