Detail of one of her Mary Brown copies by Hortense Beck.
The Trade & Commerce Quilt
Reproduction by Hortense Beck,
above and below.
"Trade & Commerce Quilt" original.
Hannah Stockton Stiles, About 1830.
Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, New York
See more about the original Trade & Commerce quilt at these posts
Beck was a master at copying antique quilts.
Hortense Horton Beck 1920 -2009
From her obituary in 2009:
"Beck spent 30 years replicating historical album applique quilts, as well as creating her own quilts. Recently her large quilt collection was given to the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln,"I thought I'd regularly introduce you to some masters of traditional quilting, particularly to people who are influenced by antique quilts. Beck, who worked quietly in Topeka, Kansas, was one of the most productive and skilled. She drew her own patterns from pictures she found in books. As far as I know she stitched all these by hand and hand quilted them herself.
Stars & Stripes Forever
by Hortense Beck
IQSC has pictures of 60 quilts by Hortense Beck at their website.
Go to their search page here:
And type her last name Beck in under Advanced Search/Quiltmaker.
Hortense Beck, Cotton Boll
Mary Brown #3
Look for another Past Perfect Quiltmaker next month,