Dating Quilts: From 1600 to the Present

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C&T Publishing Inc, Jan 1, 1995 - Crafts & Hobbies - 64 pages
This book is a must for quilt collectors, quilt lovers, museum goers, and antique buffs. Helen's handy little book will help you date quilts in minutes and increase your kowledge of antique quilts. It reminds you of the basic facts about quilt styles, fabrics, fillers, sizes, borders and edges, patterns, signatures, dyes, and printing techniques so that you can quickly identify when a quilt was made. It is a one-of-a-kind, quick reference to the characteristics of quilts from 1600 until the present. Indexed for easy use, it's the perfect size to carry on quilt adventures.
 

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If you want a handy pocket guide with you when searching for antique quilts to purchase in order to date them properly, this is the book for you. Ms. Kelley provides information relating to quilts ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Styles
7
Fabrics
19
Fillers
30
Quilt Sizes
32
Borders Edges
33
Patterns
35
Signatures
37
Printing Techniques
39
Dyes
41
Care Repair
45
Textile Tactics
52
Dictionary
54
For Further Reading
60
About The Author
63
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About the author (1995)

Helen Kelley, of Minneapolis, MN, is America's most popular quilting columnist and has written for Quilter's Newsletter "for over twenty years. She is a master quilter and has taught and lectured across the country. Helen's "Renaissance Quilt" was chosen as one of the 100 Best Quilts of the Twentieth Century. She is the author of Every Quilt Tells a Story" and "Helen Kelley's Joy of Quilting "and is the 2008 inductee into the prestigious Quilter's Hall of Fame.

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