Quilts in America
This work on traditional quilts offers guidelines for establishing the age of antique quilts and information on the areas of the country where they were made. Techniques, tools, fabrics and dyes are described in detail, along with all the known types and patterns of quilt and how to care for them.
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Album Quilt American appear appliquéd areas birds blocks blue border brown calico called chintz cloth Collection colonies colors containing continued cotton Courtesy covered created decorative early edges eighteenth century embroidered embroidery England English example fabric floral flowers four frame frequently geometric green ground hand household important included interlining known later leaves LEFT linen lines machine marking materials motifs Museum names needle needlework nineteenth century original particularly patches patchwork patterns Pennsylvania period pieced Pieced cotton Plate popular present printed probably produced quarter Quilt detail quilt maker quilt top quilters refers RIGHT rose sewing side silk single sometimes spread square stars stenciled stitches striped stuffed style technique textiles thread tree types usually Washington women wool woven yellow York