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Viney Crawford

Quiltmaker

        Georgia (GA), United States    

Viney Crawford is featured in the exhibit, African-American Quiltmaking in Michigan.
Vine Crawford of Idlewild, Michigan, learned to quilt from her mother and has quilted all her life. While she was growing up, her family had to make quilts because they couldn't afford to buy them. Crawford doesn't use store-bought patterns, but instead makes them up as she goes along, putting scraps together in a way that makes a pleasing design. Her favorite pattern, String, is designed to economically use small scraps of fabric. "I don't make real fancy quilts, just something put together."

Was the maker a woman, man or a group?

Female

When was the quiltmaker born?

7/5/1912

Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

African American

Where was the quiltmaker born?

Georgia (GA), United States

Where did the quiltmaker grow up?

Rural

Quiltmaker's maiden name:

Green

Father's Name:

J. Curley Green

Father's ethnic/tribal background:

Farmer

Mother's Name:

Callie Washington Green

Mother's ethnic/tribal background:

Homemaker

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Clarence Crawford

Any other notes or stories about the quiltmaker:

She has quilted all her life. While she was growing up, her family had to make quilts because they couldn't afford to buy them. Crawford doesn't use store-bought patterns, but instead makes them up as she goes along, putting scraps together in a way that makes a pleasing design. Her favorite pattern, String, is designed to economically use small scraps of fabric. "I don't make really fancy quilts, just something put together."

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