Among the distinctive motifs on this quilt are the Kate Greenaway–style children that have been depicted in outline embroidery on a number of different blocks. Such embroidered, painted, or printed designs usually were not original creations by the maker of the quilt. Many of these figures were reproduced from designs found in magazines, books on fancywork, and manufacturers’ and store brochures. The patterns could be purchased outright or copied from printed sources.
Elizabeth V. Warren, "S.H. Crazy Quilt," in QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.