Quilts in America
This work on traditional quilts offers guidelines for establishing the age of antique quilts and information on the areas of the country where they were made. Techniques, tools, fabrics and dyes are described in detail, along with all the known types and patterns of quilt and how to care for them.
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Album Quilt all-white quilt American quilts Appliqued cotton backstitch Baltimore Album Quilts bedcover birds bleaching block-printed blue border calico chintz cloth Collection colonies colors cotton and linen Counterpane Courtesy coverlet Crazy Quilt cross-stitch cut-out decorative dyes early edges eighteenth century embroidery embroidery stitches England example fabric feather floral flowers Framed Center Quilt frequently geometric Hewson Historical Society homespun household interlining John Hewson linen materials medallion motifs names needle needlework nineteenth century Old Sturbridge Village patches patchwork Pennsylvania period petticoats Pieced and appliqued Pieced cotton pieced quilt printed textiles Quilt Block quilt designs Quilt detail quilt maker quilt patterns quilt top quilters quilting bee quilting frame roller-printed rose scraps sewing sewn Shelburne Museum silk sometimes spread square stars stenciled stitches striped stuffed style technique template textiles thread tree type of quilt Washington Winterthur Winterthur Museum women wool woven yellow York