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Pieces of an unfinished crazy quilt created by Mrs. Hiram D. Musselman. In a crazy quilt, irregularly –shaped “scraps” of fabric are sewn to a lighter weight foundation fabric. Rows of fancy, hand-sewn embroidery hold the scraps in place in a similar manner to the earlier appliqué technique seen on other Baltimore quilts. These patched silks and velvets were never assembled into a crazy quilt.


circa 1880


Silk velvet, silk, silk threads, silk damask, cotton

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Gift of Charles F. Musselman and Francis C. Musselman

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