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Crazy quilt featuring elaborate embroidered designs, including a horseshoe, fish, frog, and flowers. Numerous embroidered rings probably indicate it was made for a wedding. It was passed down in the family of Samantha McConnell, whose daughter, Jennie, married George Janes in 1888. The embroidered initials "GKJ" likely stand for George K. Janes, and "JM" for Jennie McConnell. Samantha McConnell was born in Pennsylvania in 1843, and moved from Ohio to Kansas with her young family sometime in the 1870s. In the 1880s they settled in Franklin County near the town of Ransomville.
Date: between 1880 and 1900
Item Number: 220873
KSHS Identifier: 1969.30.11
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1880s
Date - 1890s
Home and Family - Courtship and marriage
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Counties - Franklin
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts