QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Many style characteristics tell us this is probably a Southern quilt:
The use of strip borders and, in particular, the way the corners were handled is often a clue.
So here's a Scoreboard
Apparently multiple strip borders and corner style are indications of regional taste, style that needs to be explored in greater detail. Pennsylvania Germans also favored multiple borders but often in a variety of widths and corners were resolved without running on.
See posts on border style:
Friday, May 12, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023
"In the 1880's; she was Catherine Elizabeth Bodley Owsley... daughter of Gov. Wm. Owsley [Governor 1844-1848]; when she came to Louisville...she became an ardent worker in 2nd Presbyterian Church [where a group of women] got together regularly and made quilts and other beautiful articles to sell to make money for missions.... One place they sold them was on the steamboat that ran from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. Wealthy people travelled on that boat and they got many orders for quilts and embroidered linens."
Attributions and family history as to who made the quilts are confusing. But the idea that the Presbyterian ladies sold quilts on the riverboats is intriguing.
Monday, May 1, 2023
Being a fan of the Royals (both baseball team and British monarchs) I am excited to see the coronation of Charles III this week. I do remember watching the coronation of Elizabeth II quite a while ago.
One might want to make a commemorative quilt. There is a lot of fabric out there on Spoonflower and other sites you can find with a websearch for Coronation Fabric Charles. I thought I'd make a panel suitable for a small medallion. You can print the panel above on an 8-1/2" x 11 sheet of prepared fabric.