Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Mercer Museum Crazy Quilt

I made this crazy quilt in 2007 for the Mercer Museum's Folk Fest in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Embellishments include: a little clock that works, a pearl necklace, yoyo's, a little eyeglass frame, a crocheted fan, a subway token, charms, buttons, beads, lace, crystals, a spider web made with shiny gold thread, a silk ribbon rose, a crocheted granny square, an old Girl Scout uniform button, a little doll from Peru, a tiny glove, buttons made from seashells, and much more.

The quilt was first machine pieced on a muslin foundation fabric, and then hand embroidered, embellished and quilted. Most of the fabrics are silk. This quilt was made over a period of three months. During that time we moved too! This was very relaxing and satisfying. The quilt raffle raised over $2,000 for the museum, and fortunately the woman who won it really likes crazy quilts. I'm glad it went to a good home.
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