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Amish[ edit ] Amish quilts are reflections of the Amish way of life. As a part of their religious commitment, Amish people have chosen to reject “worldly” elements in their dress and lifestyle, and their quilts historically reflected this, although today Amish make and use quilts in a variety of styles. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania , early Amish quilts were typically made of solid-colored, lightweight wool fabric, off the same bolts of fabric used for family clothing items, while in many Midwestern communities, cotton predominated. Classic Amish quilts often feature quilting patterns that contrast with the plain background. Antique Amish quilts are among the most highly prized by collectors and quilting enthusiasts. The color combinations used in a quilt can help experts determine the community in which the quilt was produced. Since the s, Amish quiltmakers have made quilts for the consumer market, with quilt cottage industries and retail shops appearing in Amish settlements across North America. These designs often feature floral patterns, but many other motifs are used as well. Baskets of flowers, wreaths, buildings, books, and birds are common motifs. Designs are often highly detailed, and display the quiltmaker’s skill.

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Of course I sell vintage quilt fabrics on eBay and related items so I use this book a LOT to identify the era of the fabrics I collect and sell. If you read my My eBay page, you will know where I got my fabrics! I like the smaller physical size of this book – and that the hardcover opens flat, and the guts of the book are SPIRAL bound, inside.

That really makes it easy to use. There are 6 time periods in the book, beginning with fabrics pre wow, I’d like some of those pieces!

However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science. It is more like a mixture of detective work and educated guessing. The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used.

If you were to read one of the popular women’s magazines during the ‘s you could easily miss the fact that they were published during the depression years. Hard times and suffering doesn’t sell magazines or products. One way they did this was by including new quilt patterns, tips and stories in their issues. Quilting was one activity that a woman could do to fulfill her desire to be creative while still making something practical for her family. Warm bedding was welcome on cold nights and the lovely patterns and fabrics brought a simple beauty to the home.

The quilt could be made from sewing scraps and from out-grown clothing, so very little expense was involved. But this renewed enthusiasm for quilting didn’t appear out of nowhere. The events of the previous decades set the scene for quilting in the depression era. In the latter part of the 19th Century the Arts and Crafts Movement was born in Europe and soon influenced America as well.

This movement was in contrast to the Victorian era with its overly busy and ornate decor. The Arts and Craft Movement encouraged going back to simpler, handcrafted architecture, furniture and home decoration. The Colonial Revival that bloomed during the first part of the 20th century was a natural result of this movement. Pre-industrial times were glorified and handmade items were in demand.

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Sometimes there is no doubt of the date, because the maker embriodered it onto the quilt or wrote it somewhereon the back in indelible ink. Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions — such as the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago — that its date can be easily ascertained. Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic.

However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science. It is more like a mixture of detective work and educated guessing.

A quick reference to the characteristics of fabric and design of quilts from until the present. Helen Kelley shares her collected notes on quilt styles, fabrics, fillers, sizes, borders and edges, patterns, signatures, printing techniques, dyes and s: 3.

She included clasped hands and hearts in the quilting to signify her marriage that would finally took place in I’ve been wanting to design a pomegranate quilt ever since. A Quilt With Meaning My newly acquired pomegranate quilt also aroused my curiosity about what meaning the pomegranate might have had to the quilt makers. Froncie Quinn designs patterns based on antique quilts. In researching the quilt shown to the right she found that many pomegranate quilts were associated with marriage.

She tells us, “The pomegranate was often referred to as the ‘love apple’. Jewish history shows that it was a symbol of fertility. Women also began studying botany at this time, which often led to an increased interest in recreating plants and flowers through their paintings, drawing and quilts.

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By BrannanS My husband has a denim quilt that his mom made him when he was just a kid. It obviously meant a lot to him, so I wanted to do something similar for our kids. It really was as easy as it looked — but it was also much harder.

Dating quilts with accuracy includes examination of many parts of the quilts, but the process starts with one aspect and goes from there. For me, the style is usually the first place I start. The style of a quilt and its pattern are not the same thing.

The problem with this familiar stereotype is that it doesn’t go far enough. Quilted garments padded Crusader mail, quilted linens adorned Renaissance bedchambers, and quilted Evangelists were treasured at 15th century monasteries. The evidence is scattered and sometimes hard to recognize, but quilts and quilting were hardly alien to pre-colonial Europe. The word quilt is derived from the Latin culcita, meaning a padded and tied mattress. Quilting is a needlework technique involving two or more layers of fabric, usually sandwiched with padding of some sort, stitched together in a decorative pattern.

The first known quilted object is a quilted linen carpet dating from that time found in a Siberian cave tomb. Whether the technique originated in Siberia or not, quilted objects such as a linen slipper began cropping up along the Silk Road between Asia and Europe between the 6th and 9th centuries. Quilting does not appear to have been done in Europe much before the 12th century, and is usually thought to have been brought back from the Middle East by the returning Crusaders.

Bed quilts are mentioned in two medieval poems, the 12th century La Lai del Desire and the 13th century Parzival. There is also a reference in a French inventory of to a ship captain in Marseilles owning a courtepointe or quilt. Quilted clothing and armor began to appear in the 14th century, much of it made by armorers’ guilds in Italy.

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Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? Then this book is for you It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing. Over 1, color fabric swatches are listed in this handy, easy-to-use reference guide.

Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? Then this book is for you! It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and cloth.

Amish[ edit ] Amish quilts are reflections of the Amish way of life. As a part of their religious commitment, Amish people have chosen to reject “worldly” elements in their dress and lifestyle, and their quilts historically reflected this, although today Amish make and use quilts in a variety of styles.

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania , early Amish quilts were typically made of solid-colored, lightweight wool fabric, off the same bolts of fabric used for family clothing items, while in many Midwestern communities, cotton predominated. Classic Amish quilts often feature quilting patterns that contrast with the plain background. Antique Amish quilts are among the most highly prized by collectors and quilting enthusiasts. The color combinations used in a quilt can help experts determine the community in which the quilt was produced.

Since the s, Amish quiltmakers have made quilts for the consumer market, with quilt cottage industries and retail shops appearing in Amish settlements across North America. These designs often feature floral patterns, but many other motifs are used as well.

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Deeply engaged in a bloody Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln did not hesitate when Congress presented him with legislation that could energize a weary nation. When he signed the Homestead Act of , President Lincoln sent a clear message that he believed the Union could and would endure, and that it would prosper. As a result, million acres of land, owned by the Federal Government, in 30 states, was offered for homesteading, thus creating the Westward Movement, one of the largest migrations of people in our nation’s history.

The pioneers spent months, sometimes up to a year – preparing for their trip West. Men saw to the wagons, animals, weapons, farm equipment and tools.

Dating Fabric: samples made by Pacific Mills, c. Lawrence, Massachusetts. Size: x I have some of these in reproduction fabrics for quilts. Samples Made by Pacific Mills See more. from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum Find this .

This quilt measures 52″ x 75″. It is for Rainbow Girls. This quilt was completed July The photo below shows detail of four of the blocks. This quilt was completed March The embroidery designs are quite intricate. The embroidery was completed by Cottonwood Creations. Each family member and friend who attended his confirmation made a block.

It was then made into a quilt. The back fabric is covered with band instruments – showing that he enjoys playing the trombone! This quilt was completed December Graduation Quilt My client transferred the photos to fabric and hand pieced the center section of this quilt.

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They can be used to make an entire quilt one block at a time, or for quick wall quilts for family and friends, or give as a gift to your favorite quilter. We offer applique, fusible, pieced, stitchery and sewing clubs. From how-tos of block construction to quilting, redwork, embroidery and more. Calico Hills Farm patterns have delighted quilters for years. Taught by well-qualified teachers, you will develop new skills, learn to use up-to-date equipment, and participate in class discussions.

Vintage quilts were made from the s to , while quilts deemed antique date back to years ago or more. A quilt made in the s or earlier is also considered antique. Identify Handmade.

History[ edit ] Early functional quilting[ edit ] The word “quilt” comes from the Latin culcita meaning a stuffed sack but it came into the English language from the French word cuilte. In archaeologists discovered a quilted floor covering in Mongolia. They estimated its date as between BC to AD. Chinese patchwork continues as an folk art. There are numerous references to quilts in literature and inventories of estates. Crusaders brought quilted objects from the Middle East to Europe in the late 11th century.

Quilted garments known as gambesons were popular in the European Middle Ages , worn both as a complete armor and underneath mail and plate in order to cushion the body and prevent chafing.

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