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"Crazy quilt," Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1880

Contributed by Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

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This quilt was recovered from the Preble House on Great Cranberry Island by the home's mid-20th century owner. Known as a "crazy" quilt for its variety of fancy stitching, fabrics, and free-form patterns, this brightly colored quilt type was popular at the end of the 19th century. There is a long quilting tradition on the Cranberry Isles; this quilt may well have been made on the island.

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  • Title: "Crazy quilt," Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Local Name: Great Cranberry
  • Town: Cranberry Isles
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: cloth
  • Dimensions (cm): 152.40 x 101.60
  • Collection: Louise Marr
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
PO Box 12, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625
(207) 244-7800
http://www.gcihs.org

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