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Small quilt or throw made in Crazy Quilt design, with 24 blocks of irregularly shaped multi-colored silk pieces. Each piece is outlined in embroidery stitches. Most blocks are ornamented with additional embroidery or appliquéd with lace ornaments trimmed in small beads or French knots. Edges are trimmed with narrow ruffle of silk taffeta ribbon in a variety of colors. Dark blue silk brocade backing, tied with narrow silk ribbons. Embroidered at one corner on backing: "Made for / Omer L Sharp / by his Mother / Virginia A Sharp / May 1908." Omer was born in Kansas on May 20, 1882, to Campbell and Virginia Jessee Sharp. The family lived in Brown and Sheridan counties. Omer married Cora Dell Montgomery only three months after the quilt's inscription, indicating it may have been a wedding present.
Creator: Sharp, Virginia A. Jessee
Item Number: 224776
KSHS Identifier: 1964.136.338
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Date - 1900s - 1908
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 - Counties - Sheridan
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts