The close of the 19th century saw the upsurge in popularity of Victorian Crazy Quilts, those wonderfully exuberant creations of silk, velvet, ribbons and all manner of embellishments.Click on the pictures below to see more views of my 18th & 19th Century Antique Quilts.There is nothing wrong with a reproduction quilt as long as the buyer knows that is what they are buying. If you are looking for a quilt for every day use these quilts are a good option.
Only the wealthy had the leisure time for quilt making so Colonial quilting was done by only a few.
Crazy quilting allowed women to display their artistic abilities in needlework, oil painting, and arrangement of embellishments.
Silks, silk velvets and chenille, and threads of every hue were used to incorporate names, dates, pictures, and a wide assortment of symbols.
Antique Crazy quilts are judged by design, graphics, level of embellishment and overall condition.
We have antique quilts truly astonishing in their level of needlework and graphic impact, and as always, guaranteed to be the very highest quality.