Crazy Quilt featuring irregularly shaped fabric pieces, and backed with silk ribbons from Kansas fairs. Top is formed of eight Crazy Quilt blocks, with each smaller fabric piece outlined in embroidery stitches. Narrow sawtooth edge formed of points from the rosettes of purple award ribbons. Backing is made up of over 300 silk fair ribbons in purple (Champion) blue (First Premium), red (Second), white (Third), plus a few pink (Fourth) and one yellow (Fifth). Most are from the Thomas and Trego county fairs between 1929 and 1940. The quilter was Edna Gross Vawter of rural Logan County. Her daughter, Roberta Vawter Meek, won the ribbons by showing swine in the 4-H and open classes at fairs.
Creator: Vawter, Edna J.
Date: between 1940 and 1949
Item Number: 224795
KSHS Identifier: 1998.44.0
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Arts and Entertainment - Art - Decorative arts - Quilting
Community Life - Events and Celebrations - Fairs
Date - 1940s
Home and Family - Daily life - Housework - Quilting
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Hobbies - Quilting
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Bedding - Quilt
Places - Counties - Logan
Places - Counties - Thomas
Places - Counties - Trego
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts