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Crazy quilt

Object Number: 
1943.322
Date: 
1881-1891
Medium: 
Silk, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 80 1/2 x 69 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 204.5 x 176.5 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Embroidered silk crazy quilt subdivided into nine rectangular sections by two horizontal and two vertical gold velvet bands; large central block with embroidered patchwork surrounded by border of 22 square blocks, each with pieced fan motif and embroidery; light sand-colored silk backing with machine-stitched diamond quilting; gold velvet binding.
Gallery Label: 
Ophelia Bookstaver Odell (1824-1902), the maker of this quilt, was the wife of Benjamin B. Odell, Mayor of Newburgh, New York. She was the mother of Clara Odell (the donor), George C. D. Odell, and Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. The latter served as governor of New York from 1901 to 1904.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Clara Odell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group