Crazy quilt

Object Number: 
1946.92
Date: 
1885
Medium: 
Silk, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 54 x 45 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 137.2 x 114.9 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: in various blocks at center: "V", "John", and "J. I. / 1885"
Description: 
Embroidered silk contained crazy quilt; center composed of 20 embroidered patchwork blocks, some with appliqué; wide purple velvet border with arrows embroidered in yellow floss along seams.
Gallery Label: 
This quilt was made for the donor, John Vosburgh Irwin (1874-1967) by his grandmother, Mrs. Isaac W. Vosburgh (Sarah Jane Fletcher, 1818-1912).
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group