ALL: Master Collection List



Norwegian American

Artist Dates


Title of Work

Crazy Quilt


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Date of Work



Fibers, textiles




60 1/2"


Art & Design Study Collection: Textiles and Fibers


Stored: 234: S1D


UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Written by Linda Paulson, granddaughter of the artist.

This crazy quilt was made, probably, in the late 1800s or early 1900s. It was made by my grandmother, Johanna Gertina Pederson Warner . She was born in Hemne, Alstad, Norway on Dec. 18, 1869. She immigrated to the United States in 1889. She first went to live with relatives in Mankato, MN, and later moved to Park River, ND where she had friends from her home region in Norway.

She married William Warner, a farmer, in 1901.

She made many quilts, manily of cotton and often in the log cabin pattern. She was also skilled at embroidery and Hardanger and knitting, making shawls from teh fleece of sheep she had carded and spun into yarn. Other unique items she made were circular rag rugs, woven on a wagon wheel for a frame.

She worked for time for Sam Ebbson, a tailor in Park River, and probably had access to scraps of fabric from his shop.

Tina, as she was called by her friends, died in 1955.

Additional Information

Hand sewn/embroidered crazy quilt.

Photo of artist on file with UNDAC.


Very good.

Condition Notes

Some missing threads in embroidered edging. No rips/tears/holes. All fabric intact.


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