Title of Work
Date of Work
Art & Design Study Collection: Textiles and Fibers
UND Art Collections Repository
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.
Hand sewn/embroidered crazy quilt.
Photo of artist on file with UNDAC.
Some missing threads in embroidered edging. No rips/tears/holes. All fabric intact.