Name: Crazy Quilt
Dimensions: 65" x 65"
Date made: 1883
Date Acquired: 1962
RMSC Accession#: 62.308.1

This crazy quilt comes through the German-American community in Rochester. It was made as a parlor throw commemorating the SS. Peter and Paul Deutches Pioneer Fest, Rochester, NY, October 8, 1883. The quilt contains commemorative ribbons from the SS. Peter and Paul Union and the Rochester Liederkrantz. All seams are covered by a uniform feather stitch. Representational figures in the quilt include ladies' boots, hearts, and stars. This quilt merits extensive study for its symbolism and cultural connections to one of the large immigrant populations settling and defining Rochester in the late 19th century.

Liederkrantz Crazy Quilt

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