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Pieced and embroidered “crazy” quilt; dyed and printed silk, cotton, wool and metallic plain, twill, satin, velvet and patterned weave fabrics and ribbons; silk, cotton and metallic embroidery threads, raised work embroidered appliques, glass beads, metal spangles
206.7 × 209.2 cm (81 3/8 × 82 3/8 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Margaret Cavigga Trust
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Terri Zegart. Quilts: An American Heritage (New York: SMITHMARK Publishers Inc., 1994).
Lorna A. Filippini and Christa C. Mayer Thurman, “Piecework: Conserving the Florence Elizabeth Marvin Quilt,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 31,2 (2005), pp. 54-59, figs. 1-6.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Exploring Quilts: Art, History and Craftsmanship, Mar. 17–Sept. 12, 2004.
Art Institute of Chicago, Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs, Galleries 57-59, Oct. 20, 2017-Apr. 1, 2018.
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