Patricia B. Campbell
American Quilters Society has been traveling a show of Pat Campbell's quilts
in their Quilt Week Exhibits. I saw it in DesMoines last fall.
Pat died in 2013. She had written seven books
on her Jacobean style applique.
Jacobean Arbor pictured at the Quilt Index.
Above & Below
She adapted traditional Jacobean embroidery style to applique
and updated the colors with magenta as her neutral, she said.
Details of Birds of Paradise
Pat designed the classic Fossil Fern print in a billion colors.
It's a new Bread & Butter (as they used to call the prints that sold year after year),
selling since 1996.
Many of her quilts are now in the AQS collection at
their National Quilt Museum.
It's an impressive life's work.
Jacobean design is characterized by asymmetry, complex curves, exotic and often imaginary plants and birds. Jacobean refers to the time of England's King James I when the techniques we'd call crewel embroidery were popular with European needleworkers.