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

Contributed by Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

"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.

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  • Title: "Crazy quilt," Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Location: Great Cranberry, Cranberry Isles, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Cloth
  • Dimensions: 152.40 cm x 101.60 cm
  • Collection: Louise Marr Collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
PO Box 12, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625
(207) 244-7800

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