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Object ID # 1959.002.059
Object Name Quilt, Bed
Other Name Quilt, Crazy
Title Crazy Quilt Made by Mrs. Jean Reid
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1959
Made Mrs. William G. Reid (Jean Reid)
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description Red, green, beige crazy quilt made by Mrs. Wm. G. Reid, of Owen Sound, Ontario. It is made of variety of fabrics, and variously-sized patches, in numerous colours. It is made up with 20 blocks. The blocks have herringbone stitchery. The backing is beige and is turned over to make a binding around the front perimeter of the quilt. This backing was added by museum staff, as the item was only a quilt top when it arrived.
Provenance Made by Mrs. Jean Reid (neƩ Givens) who grew up in Holland Township, Grey County and resided in Owen Sound, Ontario later in life. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. James and "Minnie" Givens. The Givens family farmed in the Massie District. Her mother, Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay Givens (b.1871, d. 1950) is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.

Mrs. Reid personally made the quilt top some time before it was donated in 1959, and museum staff finished it by adding a backing.

Jean's husband was William G. Reid.
Collection Textiles, Household Linens Collection
Material Wool/Cotton/Dye/Thread
Dimensions W-157.5 L-198 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Reid, Jean
Subjects Quilts
Function Never actually used as a quilt, as it was unfinished until it came to the museum.