I am unaccountably tickled by the phrase “feminist historiography of American quiltmaking practices” (in Przybysz).
Sadly, some of the crazy has leached out of my crazy quilt. Flipping through Penny McMorris’s book, I came across an 1882 quilt (which a blogger recently photographed in the museum) featuring chipmunks. Actual chipmunks, courtesy of the popularity of “home taxidermy” (also a ticklesome phrase). A charming three-dimensional cattail simply cannot compete with dead chipmunks.