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People's Collection Wales - Patchwork quilt featuring diamond pattern, c. 1870 [image 1 of 2]

Patchwork quilt featuring diamond pattern, c. 1870 [image 1 of 2]

This double patchwork quilt contains around 17,600 hexa...

ANTIQUE Log Cabin and Patch Crib Quilt with star centers, 31 x 37", 1860's-1880's; seller thinks it was originally from adult-sized quilt.

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ANTIQUE Log Cabin and Patch Crib Quilt with star centers, 31 x 37", 1860's-1880's; seller thinks it was originally from adult-sized quilt.

Made in Aberystwyth in the mid 19th century.

Yes, this is a Welsh Quilt!

The popular perception of a Welsh Quilt is one that is graphic in style with simple shapes and usually made of plain or slightly patterned woollen fabrics - something like the quilts in the header of this blog. However, this is only part of the story as many Welsh quilts were also made of fabrics generally available throughout 19th century Britain. Something like this quilt which looks like a typical British medallion, not very well planned at that - I first saw it in a display of British…

The best folk art quilt ever!  Made in   Wrexham, Wales, by James Williams, a master tailor, between 1842-52.

A very famous Welsh Folk Art quilt

This coverlet created in 1842 by James Williams, a Wrexham tailor was featured in our book MAKING WELSH QUILTS. It is such a famous piece that I wasn't certain about featuring it yet again and of course it is not a quilt but a coverlet. It is also a complete one-off and unlike any other Welsh quilt that I know of. However, my friend Philip said that no book on Welsh quilts would be complete without it - it must go in he said and he was of course right. We were very fortunate that we were…

Antique quilts from Kalona

I managed to fill the last couple of weeks with a big ol' project that put blogging, sewing, knitting, etc. on hold. However, one of my...

Rare in Green! A beautiful Ocean Waves with a rare to find, light green background. A strong, beautiful quilt for the collector or decorator! Thin cotton batting. see photos.

Rare in Green! Showstopper Vintage c1930 Ocean Waves QUILT 88x78"

Rare in Green! A beautiful Ocean Waves with a rare to find, light green background. A strong, beautiful quilt for the collector or decorator! Thin cotton batting. see photos.

Quilt - Isabella Spence, Patchwork, Scotland, 1840s-1850s

Quilt - Isabella Spence, Patchwork, Scotland, 1840s-1850s

Quilt - Isabella Spence, Patchwork, Scotland, 1840s-1850s

contrasting light and dark refined and subdued fabrics

English Festival of Quilts

the most joyous of quilts. I saw so may quilts, the good, the bad and the ugly, at the recent Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, that I have been at a loss to know what to write and how to show all …

Dorothy's threads of life: Some Eye Candy

Some Eye Candy

Last Thursday I went to the Quilt Show in Melbourne and here are some of the photos I took of quilts that impressed me. There was a Challenge also on to make a quilt from the Australian book The Fabric of Society by Annette Gero. The first 4 quilts were in the challenge. This one really caught my eye, as you will see I photographed both, of the same quilt, made by 2 different people. This is the Auntie Green quilt, the one I am making just now. and this was another one. It had one less…

Primitive Framed Quilted Samplers | ... with prim quilts. Country Sampler's 30 Icons of Country Style: Quilts

Primitive Framed Quilted Samplers | ... with prim quilts. Country Sampler's 30 Icons of Country Style: Quilts

I LOOOVE THE IDEA OF USING AN OLD BOOKCASE TO DISPLAY MY OLD QUILTS WHERE EVERYONE CAN SEE THEM!

***handgemaakte artikelen en brocante ***

I LOOOVE THE IDEA OF USING AN OLD BOOKCASE TO DISPLAY MY OLD QUILTS WHERE EVERYONE CAN SEE THEM!

Estate Collection Antique Quilt "See You in Court" – Chapel Farm Collection

Estate Collection Quilt - Antique "See You in Court"

Estate Collection Antique Quilt "See You in Court" – Chapel Farm Collection

Little Welsh Quilts and other Traditions: Two Folk Quilts

Two Folk Quilts

Browsing through Pinterest this morning I found this image - There was no information attached to the pin, but then I found it again on a group I follow on Facebook this time with details. It is to be in an exhibition on 14th April entitled "Common Threads: Selections from the Textile Collections of the Goschenhoppen Historians, the Mennonite Heritage Center, and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center." Both the Mennonites and the Schwenkfelder will be holding concurrent exhibits…

Wales | St Fagans: National History Museum houses over 15,000 textile items. The large 'coverlet' orpatchwork quilt was created in 1842 by Wrexham master tailor James Williams. It contains over four and a half thousand pieces of cloth, and took over 10 years to complete

A jewel in the crown of the textile collection

Wales | St Fagans: National History Museum houses over 15,000 textile items. The large 'coverlet' orpatchwork quilt was created in 1842 by Wrexham master tailor James Williams. It contains over four and a half thousand pieces of cloth, and took over 10 years to complete