Details

Title

Untitled (Strip Construction Quilt with Bars and Multiple Borders)

Artist/Maker

Unidentified Mississippi Artist

Date

1940s

Medium

Cotton

Dimensions

84 × 64 inches

Credit

Purchase through funds provided by patrons of Collectors Evening 2017

Accession #

2017.203

On View

Currently not on view

This quilt demonstrates how the practice of crazy quilting was adapted by women from different social and racial backgrounds in the twentieth century. The middle of the quilt features columns composed of the closely fitted, sharp-edged fragments of fabric often associated with crazy quilting. Around its edges, however, long rectangular and small square pieces create a border that evidences the “bars and strips” patterns pioneered by Southern African American quilters. The fabric used by its unidentified maker, a variety of cotton as opposed to velvet or satin, also differentiates this quilt from a traditional Victorian-era crazy quilt.

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