"Little Garnet" Crazy Quilt top
Unidentified Quilt Maker
Inscribed "Feb 10, 1903"
61 x 68 inches
"IN MEMORY OF LITTLE GARNET"... An exuberant, folky, hand embroidered wool Crazy Quilt top, inscribed with the date of "February 10, 1903."
Who was Little Garnet? Could the sturdy embroidered Dog on his hind legs getting the mail be the one? I kinda think so. What do you think?
The surface is covered with charming images and phrases: Check out my many photos below. Pups, kittens, chickens, a frog, cow, birds, insects, butterfly, and lots of colorful flowers ~ a gorgeous bouquet in a handled vase.
The phrases are mostly Biblical or otherwise religious. Of course there's that great images of two kittens sitting in the window with the words "Watching and Waiting" ~ near an embroidered "MOTHER" in white. Also a "GOD BLESS OUR HOME."
Condition is not perfect, with some of the embroidery loose or missing. It's a top, made "on foundation," so the back (pictured last) is also artful and worthy of display.