Dating antique quilt fabric

This is a mixed media presentation with Power Point and actual Crazy Quilts. Learn how our American quilts tell us of the social, political and economic times in American history.

There will also be the opportunity to look at other block patterns for possible use.Use of embellishment will be discussed as well as tried.Find out how cotton gins, feedsacks, and cattlebrands play a role in our culture of quilting.Please make a note that this is primarily a power point slide lecture with some actual quilts.A Q&A session is included with the program What’s In a Name: Signature Quilts Signature quilts have been a part of American quilt history for at least 200 years.

They are an enduring symbol of friendship, love and community building.Kits are available if desired but must be known in advance.Each kit contains patterns, instructions and fabric for 3 blocks. Crazy Talk: The Language of Crazy Quilts During the height of the Crazy Quilt fad, young women were using symbols in both flowers and figures to convey their thoughts and wishes.Find out what the Boxer Rebellion had to do with Crazy Quilting today!(Click here for some pictures) Mountain Mist Quilts, a division of Stearns & Foster Co, patented the pattern on the wrapper and helped to standardize quilts and quiltmaking in the early part of the twentieth century.Learn the story of Texas quilts and quiltmakers as Marcia shows you quilts not seen before in the public eye.