Crazy quilts: A patchwork of culture and memories

Crazy quilts: A patchwork of culture and memories

Crazy quilts became popular across America after the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. The exposition’s Japanese Pavilion provided many Americans with their first glimpse of Japanese culture in the form of painted screens, needlework, porcelain, furniture and lacquerware that captured the nation’s imagination influencing art, opera, architecture, fashion and quilts. By the 1880s, crazy quilting, also called …

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