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Minnie Hanson   1882 - 1970     Victorian Crazy Quilt

Minnie Hanson was born in Lost Nation, Iowa. She was very much interested in music and gave piano lessons. She was also quite literary and if she were living today would probably be a writer. She attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa for two years.

In 1904 she married Frank Hanson, a graduate of the University of Iowa in Iowa city. For their honeymoon they attended the first world fair in St. Louis Mo. They had three children, one who died in infancy.

Minnie made the pictured crazy quilt around the turn of the century with upholstery samples from her fathers furniture store. She used many interesting feather type stitches on it.

My interest in crazy quilt history started with this quilt my grandmother made.

Judy Anne Johnson Breneman



full version of Minnie's quilt

Recommended Webpages:

Meet Me in St. Louis, Meet Me at the Fair
A short story of Minnie Hanson's life.


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