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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tell Me Thursday - "Crazy Quilt"

The "Crazy Quilt" photo posted yesterday (4/15/09) was photographed at the Colorado Valley Quilt Guild show in La Grange, Texas. It bore a sign with the following information:

Crazy Quilt C. 1885
Silk and velvets
A magnificent schooner flying the American Flag forms the medallion center of this crazy quilt. Motifs abound in this elaborately hand embroidered and hand painted quilt. The famous schooner, "America," - which the America's Cup was named for when it broke Britain's hold on yacht racing championships in 1851 - may have been the inspiration for the center block. It closely resembles depictions of the original "America" even down to the placement of the flag.
Be sure to click on the photo to see the exquisite needlework.

More stories at Tell Me Thursday.
P.S. You think your day is going downhill? Read this Tell me Thursday post by "Mahogany Delights" (I had to search for the name)


  1. Lovely!Pls do drop by my blog 2 asap.

  2. WOW! that is stunning! Thanks for the story about it.

  3. That's beautiful! Thanks for participating in TMT this week! :-)

  4. Great pic! Wow that quilt made my eyes hurt (so intricate)...and my hands. I can't imagine the hours of love poured into making it. I know my grandmother spent years making each of her grandchildren their own quilt.


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