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