Rebecca Wall crazy quilt. Velvet and taffeta with feather stitching and embroidery. Rebecca Wall's mother, ___ Collins, was engaged to a Virginian. Before they could wed, the young man became fatally ill. (TB). His fiancee, his sister and his mother made the quilt according to his suggestions of what to put on each square, such as flowers, strawberries, dates of his birth and graduation from U Va, his initials, and the fraternity pin he had given his fiancee. After he died, his mother gave the quilt to his fiancee.