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American Quilt History

John Hewson and the French Connection, written by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD in The Magazine ANTIQUES

The Year of the Quilt Extravaganza in NYC  four exhibits in 2011 from the American Folk Art Museum’s celebration of a glorious American art form.

String Quilts Match the Economic Times, Past and Present by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD

Stars on Quilts
by Stacy C. Hollander, Senior Curator at American Folk Art Museum

Colonial Revival Style Quilts
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
Turn-of-the-20th Century Influences
on American Quilts and Quilting


Katie's Quilt pattern
from Les Nouvelles du Patchwork
c. 1900 blucwork blocks with  reproduction fabric make this quilt

Album & Signature Quilt History, 1830 - Today by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD  Revised September 2005

Friendship Signature Quilt Top
1910-1916
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
Do you recognize these names?
Many different signature techniques are used on this top.

Stitching the Journey of the McHaney Rose Mosaic Quilt: 1889 to 2008
by Lenn Jackson 1884 New Orleans Exposition (aka Cotton Fair) sold the pattern for the Rose Quilt, and shown at the 1902 St. Louis World's Fair

New England's Early
Whole Cloth Wool Quilts
 
by Lynne Zacek Bassett  Romantic but unsubstantiated history credits American colonists with stitching the first quilted bed covers of colorful patchwork, salvaged from precious bits of cloth.

California Quilts 1840 - 1940
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD A verbal tour of a quilt show, curated by Sandi Fox at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Eagles on Quilts and Eagle Quilt Kits by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
A discussion with sample photos of eagles on quilts and on eagle kit quilts.

Crazy Quilting Today
by Melody Crust  Did you know that Crazy Quilts and heavily embellished garments were once a mark of affluence?

Crazy Quilts and Redwork Embroidery by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD

A 19th Century Journey
by Lorie Stubbs  "In Praise of Quilts" weekend at the Genesee Country Village Museum, NY

Quilt Quips in Fiction
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
. . . passages from books in which the authors have used quilts or fabrics as details, to paint a finer picture for their readers . . .

Quilts: Masterworks
from the American Folk Art Museum
by Elizabeth V. Warren, Guest Curator

Women's Symbols of Endurance: QUILTS by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
Colonial Revival quilt exhibit at Stagecoach Inn Museum, in Newbury Park, CA

Patriotic Quilts Through Time
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD Patriotic symbols that we see on quilts can change over time. Yet symbols from the past remain with us too, such as the eagle, Liberty Bell, . . .

International Quilt History

Making Welsh Quilts
by Mary Jenkins

Japan's Early Quilts – Futonji
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD

Scandinavia to America: Quilting Through the  Generations
She could put down her needle and rest.  
by Janet Dykstra

An Irish quilt historian Restores a British historical quilt  

by Quilt preservationist and collector Roselind Shaw, Northern Ireland

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made with textiles commemorating
Col. Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of the Boy Scouts), and the ending of the seige of Mafeking in the Boer War, 1900

An Interview with Celia Eddy and her "Quilted Planet"
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD
English quilter, textile researcher & historian Celia Eddy has just written her sixth quilt book, which focuses on quilts made today & yesterday, far & wide around our world.

Early Irish Patchwork Quilts and Traditions by Roselind Shaw

A Durham Quilt, or not?
by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD and Mary S.
It is a well-known fact that in general, quilters are warm and sharing people. This applies to both quilt makers and quilt collectors. Mary S, from Folsom, California, shared a wonderful example of this with me, and I thought you would enjoy it, too. Like the thought of a quilt, it will bring a smile to your face.

Mémoires d'enfance... par Christiane Billard Childhood memories…
by Christiane Billard  Translated from the French version she wrote for Les Nouvelles du Patchwork, the magazine by France Patchwork.

Antique Quilts from Nova Scotia, Canada by Kimberly Wulfert, PhD; Co-Authored with Janet Gordon If you were shown three 19th century quilts made in the eastern U.S., another Wales, the last Nova Scotia, you'd find it difficult to determine which came from where.


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