QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Instagram Tags - Reproduction Quilts

Medallion center by Suzie Wright
Fixer_of_old_quilts


I've been exploring Instagram, a photo-sharing site you can view on your computer or phone without signing up---although you can't post.

Most of the quilts up there are modern-style
but traditionalists will find lots of inspiration.



Start here:
In the search box at the top type in a hashtag. 

The whole filing system is based on these tags or hashtags,
which begin with a #.
You click on these or do a search and see an assortment of photos on the theme.

Here are some screen shots with tags you might be interested in.
#reproductionquilt
#traditionalquilt
#reproductionfabrics

Above and below: two by Kamie Murdock


cynthiabrunz

Two with the hashtag
#tumblerquilt

KarenGriska

You can find pictures by pattern name too.
#crazyquilt
#drunkardspathquilt
#kaleidoscopequilt
#stringquilt
#spiderwebquilt

CeciliaAnnMartin

By fabric collection or designer...


#unionblues
#moda
#civilwarquilt

Sewwhatyoulove

#tessellationquilt
#epp (60,000 pictures---not all relevant)
#paperpiecing

#traditionalapplique


mdruddy


solarthreads

Style
#slowquilting
#handpiecing
#handquilting

nestrife

Sign up on your phone or tablet and post pictures of your own traditional quilts. Instagram doesn't allow you to post from a computer or laptop---it has to be a phone.

Here's a tutorial on how to do it:

And Carrie at Moda has done a post on the topic:

3 comments:

Catskill Quilter said...

Barbara -
Thanks for this super useful post! I will check the
links, and also follow your suggestions. Instagram does
not seem as intuitive as some of the newer programs.

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