QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Morris Earthly Paradise

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Modern Quilts: Old-Fashioned Makers

Quilts often grab our attention in old photographs.

Carlie Sexton advertisment
About 1920

What is that jolt of modernism in the picture?

About 1930

About 1910

About 1880
In times of clutter---a glimpse of minimalism

Women washing in Jefferson County, Florida,
early 20th century(?)

How did they see these patchwork compositions?

About 1910

Detail of a photo from Janet Finley collection,
International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
See their online exhibit
Posing with Patchwork:

7 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

As my mother always said, "there is nothing new under the sun". Great photos.

Pjaabney said...

These sure reminded me of my Grandma. Thank you. On those days where you just don't feel like writing or sharing, please know there are those of us that Love to hear what you have to say. Thank you.

Barbara Brackman said...

Thanks. I love to write and it's always fun for me to collect pictures into groups like this.
I am glad you guys like to read it.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love the way these pictures all include the quilters. I often thought that the modern quilt style has been around for a long long time.

Judy Martin said...

I love these photos ! Thanks for curating them.
x

Sharon said...

With all the discussion about 'modern quilts and design and derivatives and interpretations" this was an excellent post. I hope this post is shared, a lot!
Love the people in the photos, makes the pictures far more interesting. Enjoy the weekend!

Kath said...

very enjoyable thankyou.