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The women of Gee’s Bend—a small, remote, black community in Alabama—have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present.

Most Gee's Bend quilts can be called improvisational or "my way" quilts.

Uninhibited by the norms of fine or folk art, the Bend quiltmakers have been guided by a faith in personal vision; most of them start with basic forms and head off "their way" with unexpected patterns, unusual colors, and surprising rhythms.

The quiltmakers of Gee's Bend and Rehoboth tell similar stories when describing their separate styles; taken together, the women's insistence on developing a unique artistic voice becomes a statement about their community's tradition.

The people of the Bend like to do things in certain ways and have stuck to them.

Theirs are handsome, if unorthodox, works of art, yet the shared unorthodoxy attests to the stabilizing power of a tradition that, for many decades, has fostered individualism and even eccentricity.

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The heyday of Victorian crazy quilting was circa 1885. However, these crazy quilts were made from 1880 until the late 1890's. Any Crazy quilt containing a date prior to 1879, would most likely indicate a special date from the family's history. 
08-Feb-2019 01:06
Everyone knows that * Crazy quilts are America's earliest quilt style. * Crazies are only made from fancy fabrics, like silks and satins. If you agreed with either of these statements, you're not alone. 
08-Feb-2019 01:08
I believe the earliest existing European quilts are a pair of whole cloth trapunto ones, telling the story of Tristan and Isolde dating from the early 1400's. The oldest quilts in the Smithsonian collection go back to about 1780. A side note from The Patchwork Pilgrimage " 43278 bytes Further proof that ornamental. 
08-Feb-2019 01:11
How the 1876 centennial exposition launched the Crazy Quilt craze and how women's magazines promoted the making of 'crazies', a fad that lasted for years. 
08-Feb-2019 01:15
Find great deals on eBay for Crazy Quilt in Antique Completed Linen Quilts. Shop with confidence. Antique Vintage Crazy Quilt Feedsack Cotton Fabric 88x70 As Is. $45.00. 1 bid. Free Shipping. See all photos for. Dated 1894 complex silk crazy quilt with embroidery, 63" x 54" *. $250.00. 0 bids. She's the perfect size for. 
08-Feb-2019 01:19
Part Of The Quilt. People have asked me to display my crazy quilt which I had finished a couple of years ago. I purchased this quilt top at an antique show for $70. The fabrics on the quilt date from 1900 to 1950. As a textile major, I appreciate older fabrics and when I found this, I couldn't resist the urge to own the quilt
08-Feb-2019 01:23
Vintage quilts were made from the 1930s to 1965, while quilts deemed antique date back to 100 years ago or more. A quilt made in the 1920s or earlier is. Antique American quilts of the 17th century were often made by poor Colonists who couldn't afford to make detailed patchwork designs. Instead, they made quilts out of. 
08-Feb-2019 01:28
The term "crazy quilting" is often used to refer to the textile art of crazy patchwork and is sometimes used interchangeably with that term. Crazy quilting does not actually refer to a specific kind of quilting the needlework which binds two or more layers of fabric together, but a specific kind of patchwork lacking repeating motifs. 
08-Feb-2019 01:33
Victorian Crazy Quilt- 1885q-365- Circa dated 1885, size 60x60. The condition of this detailed crazy quilt is excellent with just 4-5 small silk fabrics that have splitting in various stages, worst. 
08-Feb-2019 01:36

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