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Crazy quilt with ornate embroidery and painted designs overall. Many of the fabrics are silk sateen and silk velvet. All fabric pieces are outlined in feather stitch embroidery, and there also are painted floral designs and three-dimensional felt posies. Initials are embroidered on three blocks. The quilt is inscribed on the back with the name of its maker, Mary F. Martin. Born in Ireland, Martin raised a family in Harper, Kansas, after her marriage to Dr. Henry Martin.
Creator: Martin, Mary O'Farrell
Date: between 1880 and 1899
Item Number: 220863
KSHS Identifier: 1958.110.1
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1880s
Date - 1890s
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Cities and towns - Harper
Places - Counties - Harper
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts