Friday, November 18, 2011

Two Crazy Quilts at the American Folk Art Museum


These two star quilts are part of the "Super Star" Exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. The quilt above was made by Mary Ann Crocker Hinman of New York State, 1880-1890. According to the info tag, this crazy quilt emphasizes piecing rather than embroidery. Well yes, but look at that embroidery below! This quilt is truly impressive in person.



This contained stars crazy quilt was made in Barnstead, New Hampshire (that's where my brother lives!) by a member of the McAllister family in 1885-1920. This quilt has a huge variety of fabrics and embroidery stitches. Notice how the 9 stars are not lined up like a Type-A person would do it? I like that; it adds charm. I also like the gold embroidery along the outer edge. I feel a crazy quilt coming on, don't you?


9 comments:

susiloci said...

Unos trabajos maravillosos!!!!!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Gotta say, you've had quite a line-up of fantastic quilts in the last few posts--a pleasure for the eyes! And the knitting video was pretty funny. Those of us who have been knitting forever forget how complicated it may seem.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

FabricFascination said...

Amazing, love the close ups of the stitching, so inspiring.

June Calender said...

Such amazing quilts! I recently read that the American Folk Art Museum is in deep financial trouble. It's selling it's wonderful building next to MoMA on 54th Street in NYC and using only a much smaller space at Lincoln Center and may close entirely. What a shame that would be! It's many wonderful quilts would ...? I don't know what might happen to them.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I would LOVE to see what you would do with a crazy quilt! Resistance is futile - you will be assimilated!

Leila said...

Beautiful! I have really enjoyed this series of AFAM quilts. Keep them coming!

Donna~~ said...

Wow--absolutely gorgeous!

Ali Honey said...

I really like the hand stitching. Thanks for showing us.

sissa said...

great crazy quilts. on another note, my brother lives in barnstead new hampshire too!