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victorian quilts | Antique Victorian Crazy Quilt Love it! What is it about fans that breeds a air of mystery and fasination?

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Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt

Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt | From a unique collection of antique and modern quilts at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/folk-art/quilts/

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Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt

Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt | From a unique collection of antique and modern quilts at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/folk-art/quilts/

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Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt

Extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt ~ click through to see a close up of the elaborate embroidery. The center is a beautiful fan and geisha image ~| From a unique collection of antique and modern quilts at http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/folk-art/quilts/

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Beautiful! The description card says, Crazy Quilt 1883-1893 - Silk, cotton, wool, and linen, pieced and embroidered with silk and cotton threads - Crazy quilts, which emerged after 1850, were usually composed of small, irregular-shaped fragments of silk, wool, and other fragments pieced together. The seams were then embroidered using a variety of stitches. They acquired the name crazy quilts because of the strong colors and busy, confusing nature of their designs, typi

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