Uncovering the Art of Common Folk, 1985-1991

April, 2011

Uncovering the Art of Common Folk, 1985-1991

Nebraska Quilt Project Committee members
Uncovering the Art of Common Folk, 1985-1991

Made in Lincoln, Nebraska
Gift of the Nebraska Quilt Project Committee, 2008.030.0001

A quilt included in the Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers book inspired this quilt, which was made by the members of the Nebraska Quilt Project. The original Crazy quilt was made by a young Nebraska woman, Edith Withers Meyers, between 1894 and 1898, documenting her life on a homestead in western Nebraska. The makers of this contemporary quilt viewed it as a sequel to the original quilt, using a similar format with sayings, dates and rich embroidery.

The names of project members and each of the sites where Quilt History Days were held are included on the quilt. In the center is a portrait of the Nebraska Quilt Project committee.

The Crazy quilt is embellished with buttons, crocheted flowers, and embroidery.