Crazy Quilt


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-860

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
WM005
DateDataF006b
2/27/1988
locationF007f
Westridge Mall
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
67"
OverallLengthF012b
68"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
Beige or Tan
Black
Blue or Navy
Brown
Gold
Gray
Green
Maroon
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
OtherColorF014c
Aqua, mint green
OverCondF015
Excellent/like new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Unused/fragile
OtherRepairsF017a
Old blocks recently assembled.
DateQuiltF023
1850-1875
DateFinishF023b
1850 when quiltmaker was 20 years old.
SourceMatF063
Old clothes

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Crazy
AltNameF011
Crazy Quilt
BrackmanF011a
Reference Source Used: Judy Rehmel
NumBlockF026
32; 4 corner blocks
SizeBlockF027
9x9.5
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by plain sashing
SashWidthF032
1.5" black velvet
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
1.5" black velvet, plain strips with mitered corners.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Silk
FabricTypeF036
Satin
Velvet
FabPrintF037
Dotted
Floral
Geometric
Plaid
Solid/plain
Striped
UniqueF037b
Brocade, men's ties
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
Painting
UniqueF038h
Various embroidered feather, outline, chain, etc. Cotton thread was used in construction.
EmbMatF039
Cotton thread

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
Border used as binding-cut on bias. The corners are mitered. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Edges turned in/ no separate binding
MatUsedF048
No filling
QuiltedByF055
Sporer, Emma
QuiltTechF049
Tied or tufted
DesignF052d
The quilt is tied with wool. Knots are on the front.
FeaturesF053
Responsible conservation should keep this family heirloom for future generations. Some silks are deteriorating.

Quilt Back

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
OtherFabF040a
Velcro strip
ColorBackingF040b
Black
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Bingham, Audrey
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1950's
QuiltTopF054
Burton, Andalucia
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
1930
DeathF100
1933, New York
EthnicF101
English/Irish
EdBkgdF102
Grade school

Quilt maker Personal Information

BirthplaceCityF098a
Owego
EnviroF104c
Rural
BirthplaceCountryF098d
United States
StateF107
New York (NY)
CountryF108
United States
SpouseF113
Burton, Nathaniel
OccupationF115
Bakery owner
LearnedToQuiltF117
From Relative

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Pleasure
OtherF119a
Learned to quilt from mother in 1850.
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
WM005.jpg
ReposFile
WM005.jpg
67-EC-860-226-WM005.jpg
1333827
image/jpeg

Data Verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
9
25
2015
CE

Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences and the Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

ProvStateF057d
New York (NY)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
AcquiredF058
Inheritance
QuiltHistF059
Maker left quilt unfinished. Her daughter, Emma Sporer (owner's grandmother), was nearly done with the quilt but died with 2 squares unfinished.
SourceOtherF006a
Maker is owner's great-grandmother.

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