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Double-Sided Friendship Crazy/Sixteen Patch Quilt; Crazy/Sixteen Patch

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QUILT INDEX RECORD

24-20-216

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Who documented this quilt?

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

CONTRIBUTING INSTITUTIONAL INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBERS: Enter the main control number for this item you are entering. For a museum, this will probably be your acquisition number. It may be the number given to the quilt by the state or county project.

PQ.1995.011.001

ALTERNATIVE INVENTORY CONTROL NUMBER: If applicable, enter any alternate inventory control number for this quilt. For museums, this might be an identifying number from a documentation project.

CQC3870

TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Finished quilt

OTHER TYPE OF QUILT OBJECT: If you chose Other, please describe the object being documented here.

Quilt, Crazy

QUILT'S TITLE, IF IT HAS ONE: Enter the name given to the quilt by the maker. Many quilts have no title, but contemporary quilters often give a name to their quilts. If the quilt has no title, leave this field blank.

Double-Sided Friendship Crazy/Sixteen Patch Quilt

ALTERNATE NAME(S) FOR QUILT'S PATTERN IN COMMON USE: This is the name of the quilt pattern that it is commonly used among quilt makers and historians. It may be different in different regions of the country.

Crazy/Sixteen Patch

OVERALL WIDTH: Enter how wide the quilt is. Specify units of measure (mm or in or inches)

78.000 inches

OVERALL LENGTH: Enter how long the quilt is. Specify unit of measure (mm or in or inches).

78.000 inches

SHAPE OF CORNERS: Choose the best description for the corners of the quilt.

Straight

OVERALL CONDITION: Choose the best description for the quilt being documented.

Excellent/like new

TYPE(S) OF INSCRIPTION: Choose all the options that are found on the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Multiple Names

CONTENTS OF INSCRIPTION(S): Enter the exact inscription here, including dates in the same form in which they appear on the quilt. Do not correct any spellings. If you are unsure of a letter or name, place a (?) to indicate uncertainty.

(multiple names)

LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: Enter where the inscription was found on the quilt.

on back

OTHER LOCATION OF INSCRIPTION: If you chose Other, please describe where the inscription was found.

(in crazy blocks)

TIME PERIOD: Choose the time frame that best describes when the quilt was made. The date does not have to appear on the quilt to enter it in this field. This can be your best guess based on family stories or your own knowledge of quilts.

1876-1900

DATE FINISHED: Enter the date the quilt was finished (as mm-dd-yyyy or c.yyyy, e.g. c.1965). Leave blank if you don't know.

1889

LAYOUT FORMAT: Choose the best description for the layout (or set) of the quilt.

Block pattern

BORDER DESCRIPTION: Describe the style of the borders (i.e. pieced, appliquéd, stenciled) and the width of each border, from the inside to the outside.

Dim/Block: 11.25" crazy; 6" sixteen patch Dim/Sash: 1.5" on back Dim/Border1: Dim/Border2: Dim/Border3: Dim/Binding: Other Dim Dtls (see Descr)

FABRIC FIBER TYPES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of fiber that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Cotton

FABRIC PATTERNS, STYLES, MOTIFS, OR PRINT CATEGORIES USED IN QUILT TOP: Choose all the types of prints that are used to make the quilt top. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Solid/plain; Geometric; Floral; Dotted; Other; Striped; Checked

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: PIECING TECHNIQUES: Choose the piecing method used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if no piecing appears on the quilt.

Hand Piecing; Machine Piecing

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN QUILT TOP: EMBELLISHMENT TECHNIQUES: Choose the embellishment technique used to make the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. If your answer in Field 38f was no, skip this question.

Other embellishment technique

DESCRIPTION OF BCAK: Choose the best description for the back of the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Hand sewn; Machine sewn

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED IN BINDING: Choose the construction technique used to make the quilt binding. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Edges turned in/ no separate binding

MATERIAL USED FOR QUILT BATTING OR FILLING: Choose the fiber content that best describes the material used to fill the quilt.

Cotton

QUILTING TECHNIQUES USED: Choose the technique that best describes the way the quilt layers are held together. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Tied or tufted

THREAD TYPE: Describe the fiber content or type of quilting thread used on the quilt.

cotton

PLEASE DESCRIBE OTHER QUILTING DESIGNS USED: Describe any quilting designs that appear on the quilt, but were not listed in a previous field.

some silk embroidery

ANY OTHER FEATURES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S APPEARANCE, MATERIALS, OR CONSTRUCTION: Describe anything about the physical appearance of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

RMQM Search Terms: Other Block: Other Sash: 1.5" multi-colored cotton on back Other Border1: Other Border2: Other Border3: Other Binding: both front and back are turned in at the edges and stitched Other Dim Dtls: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Artist Names/Info: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Medium/FiberT: Other Material/FabricT: Other Technique/Fab Prts: political, character ------------------------------------------------------- Other Layout Fmt: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Piecing Techn: machine piecing over foundation on front (16 Patch); hand piecing on back (crazy) Other Appliq Techn: Other Novelty Techn: Other Embell Techn & Items: hand-embroidered and ink signatures Unique Constr Techn: ------------------------------------------------------- Other Quilting Techn: tied with off-white 3-ply cotton ("butcher") string every 6" QStitches/Inch Place1: QStitches/Inch Place2: Thread Type: cotton (plus some silk embroidery) Thread Color: Quilting Designs Used: ------------------------------------------------------- Overall Color Scheme: Other PredomCol: Other QSpecificCol: ------------------------------------------------------- Batting: cotton Backing: hand and machine pieced 16-patch Edge Shape: Corner Shape: straight ------------------------------------------------------- Add'l Info re Q's Appear/Matls/Constr: double-sided with 16-patch and crazy/friendship; signatures in ink and embroidery Add'l Info re Q's Design/Sources:

QUILT TOP MADE BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who made the quilt top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Multiple, Quiltmakers

QUILTED BY: Enter the name of the person(s) who quilted the top. Names must be listed last name first, followed by first name and middle name or initials; last name should be followed by a comma and space.

Multiple, Quiltmakers

STATE: Enter the name of the state where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

Colorado (CO)

COUNTRY: Enter the name of the country where the quilt was made. Skip the question if you don't know where the quilt was made.

United States

HOW WAS QUILT ACQUIRED BY OWNER: Choose the best description for how the owner acquired the quilt. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one. Skip the question if you don't know how the owner acquired the quilt.

Gift

ANY ADDITIONAL STORIES OR NOTES ABOUT THE QUILT'S OWNERSHIP OR HISTORY: Describe anything about the history of the quilt that wasn't already recorded in a previous field.

This very unusual two-sided quilt from the late 1800s features a friendship crazy top backed by 109 16-patch blocks with vertical sashing. Many of the blocks on the "front" are signed in ink with names or initials and dates ranging from March through June, 1889. HowAcquired: Donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum by Anita Landess of Boulder, CO. Ownership/History: Maker unknown, although there are some signatures on the front. Purchased at an antique show in Illinois by Anita Landess. Fabrics in this double-sided quilt were used as inspiration for the Marcus Brothers Textiles Inc. Rocky Mountain Quilts 1880s reproduction fabrics by Judie Rothermel and The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, "Quilt Shoppe Collection". LocMade: unknown

QUILTMAKER'S REASONS FOR MAKING THE QUILT: If the quilt was made for a specific purpose, choose the reason from the list. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Autograph or friendship

QUILT WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED TO BE USED AS: Not all quilts were made for beds. Choose how the quilt was originally used. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Other

OTHER PREVIOUS USE(S) OF QUILT: If the quilt was used for something other than what it is used for now, please describe. Example: Revolutionary War era ladies wore quilted skirts that were sometimes remade into quilts.

Keepsake/Momento

QUILT IS PRESENTLY USED AS: Choose how the quilt is being used by the present owner. Use ctrl + click to choose more than one.

Museum collection

OWNERSHIP OF THIS QUILT IS: Choose whether the quilt is owned by a person (private) or a museum or public collection.

Public Museum, Library or Institution

NAME OF QUILT OWNER: Add name of Quilt Owner if public other.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

QUILT OWNER CITY

Golden

QUILT OWNER STATE: State of current quilt owner.

Colorado (CO)

QUILT OWNER COUNTRY: Country of current quilt owner

United States

ACCESS AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION FOR IMAGE: Choose whether this TIF is available to use other than in this database.

Restricted

FOR HOLDER OF COPYRIGHT, CONTACT: Enter the name of the person or institution that owns the copyright to the image.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Cite this Quilt

Multiple, Quiltmaker. Double-Sided Friendship Crazy/Sixteen Patch Quilt. 1889. From Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=24-20-216. Accessed: 05/29/22