Located in the music room, the “Ribbon Crazy” quilt, made from colorful old silks and velvets, is dates between 1880 and 1899 and includes political, religious, holiday-themed, and pictorial ribbon designs.

There are also “crazy quilts”—silky throws popular in the Victorian era sewn between 1880 and 1899. One of these is a brightly colored beauty patterned in harlequin diamonds, with colored pompoms attached. The collection also includes doll quilts and a cradle quilt in a pattern called Mariner’s Star.

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Mary Grauerholz

Mary Grauerholz is the communications manager of the Cape Cod Foundation and a freelance writer.

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