Orion Ulrey's Crazy Quilt
76” x 87”
MSUM 2013:71.1, Gift of Cynthia Bridge
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved Michigan
State University Museum
This Crazy Quilt was made for Dr. Orion Ulrey (1902-1992) by his grandmother. Embroidered on the quilt are the location it was made, the date, the maker’s age at the time it was made, and “Grandma Ulrey to Orion Ulrey 14.”
Orion Ulrey was Professor in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at MSU. In 1937, Ulrey, along with seven other professors, initiated the MSC Employees Credit Union (now MSU Federal Credit Union) and served as its president for the first eight years.
See more about Orion Ulrey here.