The quilts can be anything from a Bed Quilt to a table runner. I make a heart, cut it out.. I love putting this quilt on my bed. One thought… and really listen.. I make believers every time I teach it.. Susan Brubaker Knapp What is an art quilt? First and foremost, an art quilt is simply art — a way of creating beauty, telling a story, conveying an intense emotion, recording an important event, or commenting on social issues.
How to Tell if a Quilt Is Vintage or Antique
American Quilters’ Society, America’s Printed Fabrics Clues in the Calico:
(Note: Many of the museum web sites have photos and information about the quilts they have in their possession. They also list their current and upcoming exhibits as well as other useful information.).
That way, brand-new quilts come with built-in vintage appeal. And 10 years or more from now, that appeal will still hold. All of which brings us to our love for s quilts. Today, we salute a quiltmaking era that paired cheerful colors with make-do pluck. Popular designers like Kay Connors, Karen Earlywine, and Nancy Mahoney cleverly update vintage block designs so that you get an old-fashioned look via easier stitching. And quiltmakers like Cynthia Tomaszewski use reproduction prints as a springboard to entirely original, up-to-date designs.
This quilt in dainty spring hues is an interesting piece of handwork. Of course, that makes the sewing easier, too! I particularly like the graceful stems and delicate flowers in this block. Surprisingly the block was unnamed, so I called it Bell Flowers. For each flower, I chose a different print in one color family, ranging from peach to red, and then used one green for the leaves and sashing to tie it all together.
Cotton Antique Quilts
Thursday, January 28, Kansas City Star Patterns Online Thirties quilts have a signature look, not only in the clear, cheerful colors but also in the designs. They have a modern look with simplified shapes, yet complex repeats. Many of those unique patterns were published in the Kansas City Star, like the “Dogwood Blossom” below, a combination of spiky fans and checkerboard blocks.
Evonne Cook’s collection is representative of the rare vintage textiles often found in St. Louis but originating in Europe and the Southern United States. The focal print is an adaptation of a rare French decorating linen dating back to
Cape Town hearts vintage Browse through classic attire at some of these nifty vintage stores in and around the Mother City Last Updated: Various designers and clothing stores have incorporated the look and feel of yesteryear in their fashion pieces. Why not get these signature pieces in its original state at a shop that specialises in what your mom used to wear? Vintage clothing stores in Cape Town are wonderfully nostalgic – not just for the comforting, musty scent, but also for the history connected to each garment.
Here’s a collection of the city’s best. Quality and individuality is key here, as all items are unique, carry their own personalised tale, and are strictly still in good condition. They provide for a great shopping experience at Grand Funk Retro Vintage; the upbeat music, a treasure trove of all things old and new, unique and welcoming staff at your service. With all of that in mind, I’m sure you’ll be stopping by soon!
In addition to a collection of old-school garments found at local homes or bought at auctions, the shop — which boasts a bold pink chandelier as its focal point — also sells vintage handbags, hats, jewellery, belts and shoes. Liz, who by experience has become something of an authority on the fashions of eras passed, is also especially adept at offering invaluable purchasing advice and suggestions.
Alongside a selection of more contemporary pieces made by leading local designers like Missibaba, Moss and Take Care , store visitors will find rail upon rail of little long-lost gems:
s quilts for today’s quilters
Sunday, September 2, The Dating Game: Quilts and Color One way to understand American quilt history is to understand color. There was always color in quiltmaking, but the fabrics and colors evolved.
Vintage Quilts Collecting, Dating, Preserving and Cons: basically, this book needs to be titled just “Vintage Quilts”. The “Collecting, Dating, and Preserving” material is limited to just 4 pages at the beg. of the book. The rest of the volume is a “Value Guide”, with a short description under each quilt photo, a notation as to “excellent.
Wednesday, January 4, Fascinating Vintage Quilt Top Today I want to talk in detail about a vintage quilt top that was given to me so if you’re not into old quilts, you may want to skip the rest of this post. This quilt has me very curious and I am hoping I can recruit some of you quilters that have been quilting for years and years to help me date it and name the pattern.
Here is a picture of the entire quilt: My mother-in-law thinks it might have been made by my husbands great grandmother. So possibly from the ‘s? It was made using a pattern I have never seen and many people keep telling me it is a Bow Tie quilt but it is not. Each colored section is one entire whole piece. Has anyone else seen a quilt made with this pattern before?
American Quilter’s Society
Order Reprint of this Story June 10, This quilt was made by my grandmother or my mother — or perhaps both working together. I know it dates to at least the s, and may be as old as the s. It is part of a larger, inherited group of quilts and we have enough so every child and grandchild will receive one. What can you tell us about style and possible value?
Zodiac about the pattern reference This main purpose of this picture guide is for quick Vintage Pyrex pattern identification. We will replace older pictures and patterns as better ones are obtained. For further clarifications check for Pyrex on Ebay. You can now view various subsets of the listed pyrex patterns. There are links with bullet points near the top of the page to facilitate this.
We will be adding more of this functionality as time permits. You can click through into the sub-pages of each pattern for more information IF a sub-page exists for it. In order to save space, we may not list every single pattern variation for different item types on these pages. We’ll try to list multiple pictures of a particular pattern only if they are considerably different on items i. A pattern marked as “Unknown” may be completely unknown.
Sometimes pieces are known to be “Promotional” but do not have any official name, so we or others have given it a name. Also, we’ve sometimes given a so-called “known” promotional piece a more descriptive name to help better identify it i.
Feathered Star Quilts
Ann has a degree in anthropology and many years of experience working with vintage and antique textiles. She has a wealth of knowledge as can be seen on her blog and website and is so inspirational. My name is Ann Wasserman. Stephanie Ann has graciously invited me to write a bit about my experience with repairing and caring for antique quilts 30 years. I also have more recently begun repairing vintage clothing 5 years.
She has won awards at the Iowa State Fair and Iowa Quilters Guild, and has a background in dating antique and vintage quilts. She has taught quilting to international women on campus. Udderly Quilts and More is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, October 29, Happy Monday! I’ve added two new sizes to last year’s Enamel Pin Banner Tutorial! The original size is now the Large, and I’ve added a Medium and a Small option! You can find the updated tutorial here: After we moved, I couldn’t find my original banner, so I made a new one! Actually I thought I’d given the original away, so I stopped looking pretty quickly. These whip up so quick, so in an afternoon I had a new one to fill. For this banner I used a nice gray Essex Linen and paired it with a fun minty pom-pom trim from my stash.
I’ve added a bunch more pins to my collection, and I’ve listed as many as I can down below! Next up, a medium sized on for my Stitch pins! As you can see I have quite a few of these and I was thinking they’d look better on their own banner. I used a print from Carolyn Friedlander’s Euclid collection , plus some pom-pom trim and a couple wooden beads.
Clothesline Quilts’ Vintage Collection of Favorites
This is a list of our previous auctions. We provide this list to show you the quality and types of auctions we can hold. Over items to be sold in this 2-day Auction Event! Over pairs of rare spurs from early spur makers up to some of todays most sought after modern masters of spur craftsmanship.
Click to read more about Vintage Quilts: Identifying, Collecting, Dating, Preserving & Valuing by Bobbie Aug. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers All about Vintage Quilts: Identifying, Collecting, Dating, Preserving & Valuing by Bobbie Aug. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers4/5(1).
This post comes to you today with much thanks to recent comments with info and interest in the embroidered state, flower and bird block quilt pictures in the post I wrote last July for this blog. To every time there is a season! I may walk like a snail on this blog at times, but I do get there. As promised, here are pictures of a quilt from a reader, Lisa Fisk, whose mother has had the quilt with the same elegant blocks that I featured close-ups of in the post linked at the top of this post, hanging on her wall for 35 years!
Thank you Lisa for the pictures and information you have graciously sent about the quilt to be posted here. The quilt was made by my great-grandmother Ivy Lett in the early 30s. Ivy Lett quilted the Little Boy Blue pattern when my grandmother had my father in , she was relieved when my grandmother had another boy and not a girl since she didn’t like the other pattern as well. I, Kim, think the enhanced version shows the blocks better, so I have taken the liberty to enhance the pictures, back to their original coloring perhaps.
Here is a side by side of the current picture L and enhanced R Ivy Lett made mostly patch work designs, most of them did not survive her daughter’s care. My grandmother Birdeena Dooley put all of the quilts in the thin plastic from the drycleaners to keep them ‘good’