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Object Name Quilt, Bed
Common Name Quilt
Catalog Number 1980.43
Maker Houston, Sally Ferguson
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Silk/Satin/Cotton/Wool
Dimensions H-60 W-50 inches
Description This crazy quilt is made of silk and satin pieces. It has wool batting and a cotton backing. There is a center design of a wreath of flowers on black velvet. That section has a floral embroidered edging. Throughout the piece there are various embroidered designs that include two cats (one done in white and one in black), a horse, a teakettle, a pair of scissors, a child, a butterfly, and a parasol. There are three initials done in brown felt. One is a "M" and on a nearby section are the letters "J" and "H". There is a ribbon from a Kentucky State Grange meeting included as a piece. There are also a couple of pieces that were printed fabric. The edge is finished with a brown satin twisted braid. Each piece is embroidered in a different color yarn.
Notes This quilt was made by Sally Ferguson Houston of Nelson County, Ky. It was exhibited in Daughter's of the American Revolution quilt show in 1973.
Collection Mrs. Tabor Brewer Collection
People Houston, Sally Ferguson
Subjects Quilting
Search Terms Nelson County (Ky.)
Frankfort (Ky.)
Quilt patterns
Crazy Quilt
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS