This exhibition traces the brief history of crazy quilts in the 1880s and 1890s in the context of the period’s increasing industrialization and explores how women expressed their creativity, fashionability, needlework skills, and ideas in this unique style of quilt. It further draws connections between Victorian crazy quilts and 20th-century fashion and abstract art.
Indianapolis Museum of Art (at Newfields), May 5, 2017–January 7, 2018
Co-curated with Fashion and Textiles Arts Curator Niloo Paydar
- Exhibition website
- Conservation video: preparing crazy quilts for exhibition