By the time Lizzie Schlabach Miller made her Crazy quilt, the Victorian-era fad for quilts pieced from lush silks and velvets and decorated with fanciful embroidery had passed. Lizzie’s sentimental—and somewhat morbid—inscription, “You see my name here when I am dead and gone,” further links this quilt with Victorian sensibilities. Notice the ornate, well-organized feather quilting stitches, masked by the bold, seemingly random piecing.
Lizzie Schlabach Miller
IQM, Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation