‘Crazy Quilts’ to be on display at museum

The White River Valley Museum celebrates the Victorian tradition of crazy quilting with a series of events, including the exhibit “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery” that opens May 7 and runs until Aug. 13.

“Crazy Quilts” features a collection of 30 quilts, garments and other items made with the crazy quilting method, most dating from 1880 to 1920.

The exhibit is organized by guest curator, quilter and storyteller Anita Sheneberger who spent more than four months traveling the back roads of Western Washington to acquire this rare collection of quilts.

Regular museum admission for the exhibit is $2 adults, $1 children and seniors.

“I have two passions in my life besides my family and faith, and they are fabric and story. Quilts fit so naturally into these two obsessions,” Sheneberger said.

Quilting is a centuries-old practice of sewing old and leftover pieces of wool and other fabric together to create functional items like blankets, shirts and dresses.

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