Late 19th – Early 20th Century Crazy Quilt Top with Confederate Reunion Ribbons
Late 19th – Early 20th Century Crazy Quilt Top with Confederate Reunion Ribbons – This quilt top originated in Culpeper County, Virginia area and was brought to us from the descendant of one of its original owners. We have had several crazy quilts, but this top is truly the most elaborately decorated and constructed one we have had. Included in the wonderfully executed embroidered sections of silk, cotton and wool, are two Confederate reunion ribbons, perhaps denoting relatives who were in the Confederate army. Embroidered on one of the sections is the name: Mary E. Myers, noting her birth and death dates; there are other initialed patches, as well. We were able to determine that Mary E. Myers lived in Rappahannock County, Virginia and is interred there; this county is just northwest of Culpeper. The quilt top is in fair condition, with some rending of the silk patches; regardless, it could be readily backed and displayed. Measurements: Length – 69″; Width – 60″.
Name: Mary E Myers Birth Date: 3 Aug 1889 Death Date: 11 Jul 1913 Cemetery: Amissville Baptist Church Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Amissville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, United States of America.