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.
About This Item
- 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: 152.40 cm x 101.60 cm
- 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
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