One of the unofficial attractions at the Edina History Museum is seeing the new donations to the collection as they come in. Visitors yesterday were treated to the first look at a unique crazy quilt that was begun in 1882. Donated by Edina resident James Grunnet, the quilt documents the homes lived in by members of his family. Three of the homes were located in the Morningside neighborhood of Edina, which was an independent village from 1920 to 1966.
Embroidered on scraps of clothing worn by family members, the local homes include: 4410 Curve Avenue, 4015 Sunnyside Avenue and 4013 Sunnyside Avenue.
Four women in the Grunnet and Leerskov families worked on the quilt, which is in excellent condition. The quilt will not be on display in the immediate future, but before we carefully preserve and store the beautiful quilt, I wanted to share it with you.