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QUILT INDEX RECORD

53-155-97

What is the name of the documentation project?

South Carolina Quilt History Project; South Carolina State Museum

ID Number (number assigned by the documentation project):

AND-6

Number assigned by a museum or private collector:

SC 79.34.4

Where are the records for this quilt stored?

McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt Owner Name:

State Museum of South Carolina

Do you know the time period when this quilt was made?

1876-1900

Date provided by someone else, like a quilt appraiser:

1895

Do you know who made it (quiltmaker's name)?

Catlett, Mary Alice

Details on how you got the quilt:

Purchase or donation

This is a:

Quilt top with unfinished edge

Quilt width:

78"

Quilt length:

70"

Design; whole cloth; blocks; crazy; string; framed center; strip:

Block pattern

Pattern Name:

Crazy Quilt

Fabrics; new; old; scraps; same throughout:

Sewing scraps

Fabrics; solid colors; prints; plaids; stripes; checks:

Multiple scrap

Other fabrics:

Cross, Mason's emblem

Set:

Side by side

Number of blocks:

90

Binding; top folded under; bottom folded over; turned in; applied; self; machine, hand:

Unfinished/raw edge

Notes on the binding:

None

Batting; Cotton, wool, polyester; unknown; none:

No filling

Needlework; excellent; good; utilitarian; hand; machine:

The needlework techniques are excellent.

Condition:

Very good/almost new

Type of inscription:

Date; Initials

Inscription on quilt:

"MAC", "LNC", "LTC", "JCV", "LV", "JGC"

Date inscribed on quilt:

1895

How was it inscribed?

Embroidery

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Restricted

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All rights reserved, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina

Cite this Quilt

Catlett, Mary Alic. Crazy Quilt. 1876-1900. From McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, South Carolina Quilt History Project; South Carolina State Museum. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=53-155-97. Accessed: 08/15/22