ca. 1883
64 in WIDE
(162.56 cm WIDE)
Gift of Paul Ehret

"American Quilts: A Handmade Legacy", Great Hall, Jan. 12 - April 1, 1981

Quilt. Description: Crazy Quilt, maroon satin border around quilt, made mostly of silks (brocades, taffetas, pile weaves, etc.) centered with 2 printed ribbons-one for 22nd Triennial Conclave of Knights Templar, held in S..F, Aug. 1883 - the other for Central Grand Chapter of Eastern Star, 1883. Condition very good; tasteless mid 20th century backing. Dimensions: 43 5/8" x 65". History: Made by Cora Laine, donor's Grandmother ca. 1883. Cora Laine's father was a California State Senator and worked on revision of State Constitution. Made while Cora Laine was a college student at San Jose; she graduated in 1884. Remarks: Our insurance price and appraised value do not approach agreement because of the poor qulity of the backing. (Appraised at Mary Strickler's Quilt-936 B San Rafael, by Linda Reuther for $500.00). Exhibited: "American Quilts: A Handmade LEgacy", Great Hall, Jan 12 - AP. 1, 1981. August 19, 1997, Inez Brooks-Myers: The backing of the quilt isn't so "tasteless as it is inappropriate. The 18th century style figures are not appropriate with the 19th century crazy quilt on the other side.

Used: bedding | San Jose | San Jose Normal

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