| Do not miss the chance to see this amazing antique Crazy Quilt if you
ever get the opportunity to visit the airport in Louisville, Kentucky.
This fabulous quilt is owned by the Standiford Field Art Foundation and is
on display in the public access area, just down the hallway to the left of
the restaurants, so you do not need a plane ticket or have to go through
security to view this incredible piece of history. I really have to
thank my friend and fellow crazy quilter, Karen South, for telling me about the
existence of this quilt and sending me on the journey to find it. It
was pretty easy to find, even though none of the employees I spoke to had
any idea what or where it was.
My husband brought along his camera and
took several photographs at my request and I thought I would share them,
since there seems to be so little information available
online about this quilt. It is under glass, so it was hard to get good
photographs. I decided to share these photos as is, without retouching
the color or brightness. The detail on this quilt is amazing, it must have
been the culmination of years worth of stitching. The center is
especially impressive, with heavy use of large motifs, padded and raised
I am making inquiries to find out if I can study this quilt in detail.
I would like to spend several days with my camera, my sketchbook and this
quilt. It really deserves close inspection and study. The amount
of time and effort that went into this piece of work is just amazing.
It must have been the crowning glory for Lizzie Holliger. I wish I
knew more about her and this masterpiece. With luck, I will be able to
learn more in the upcoming months.