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Elaborately embroidered Crazy quilt made of irregularly-shaped pieces of silk stitched to a foundation fabric. Blocks are decorated with many embroidered figures, including insects, flowers, rings, wheat, and snowflakes. Edges are decorated with folded triangles of dark red velvet. Machine- and hand-stitching. Quilt was pieced by Ann Ashbaugh as a wedding gift for her nephew and his wife, Claude and Florence Ashbaugh who were married in 1889. Ann was good friends with Ann Sells of the Sells Floto Circus, and at least some of the silks in this quilt came from the elaborate robes worn by the circus elephants.
Creator: Ashbaugh, Anna S.
Item Number: 221789
KSHS Identifier: 1978.92.1
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1880s - 1889
Home and Family - Courtship and marriage - Weddings
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 - Osage City
Places - Counties - Osage
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts