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Crazy Quilt featuring many irregularly shaped pieces of silk stitched to a foundation fabric. Pieces are outlined in a variety of embroidery stitches worked in cotton thread. Backing is blue/tan plaid silk. Binding is same plaid silk on two opposing edges, while remaining edges are trimmed in fringed braid. Quilt has been tied with narrow silk ribbon visible only on backing. This quilt is from the home of the Edmond F. Pugsley family of Sabetha, Kansas. The Pugsleys came to Kansas from New York sometime around 1870, settling in the town of Albany, Kansas before eventually moving to Sabetha. They had two daughters, Bessie and Lucy; the latter was a dressmaker.

Date: between 1880 and 1910

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Item Number: 224723
KSHS Identifier: 1962.70.2

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