|Type:||For the Bed|
|Object Name:||Crazy Quilt|
|Place Made:||North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Simcoe County|
|Period:||Late 19th to early 20th century|
|Dimensions:||L 183 cm x W 152 cm|
|Credit:||Gift of Terry McIntosh|
The making of crazy quilts became popular during the Victorian era, and the fad lasted through the beginning of the 20th century. Colourful and sumptuous, quilts were a collage of scraps of silks and velvets pieced together in a rich tableau. Quilters could showcase their skills with fancy needlework using a variety of embroidery stitches along with assorted additional embellishments. Crazy quilts were not for everyday use, but were found in the parlour. In rural areas, plain crazy quilts were made with patches of lightweight and homespun wools.