Pieced velvet, brocade and silk on cotton backing with embroidery
81 x 75 inches
Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Ms. Audell Herndon
Not Currently on Display
About the Artwork
Crazy Quilts grew in popularity during the late 19th century and were primarily made by middle-class or upper-middle- class women as display items for the home. Constructed of small pieces of expensive, elegant fabrics, these quilts both celebrated women’s needlework as a worthy, industrious pursuit and reinforced the widely held belief that beautiful objects in the home enriched the spiritual well-being of the family.