By Kimberly Wulfert — May 2nd, Kimberly Wulfert is a quilt historian and collector whose website, www. Many antique quilt collectors think of themselves as caretakers of historical documents, made at the hands of the needlework sisterhood before them. Their quilts speak to them and tell their story through clues in the style, fabric, pattern, quilt stitches and sometimes stitched or inked words, names, cities or dates. The first time I went to an all antique quilt auction was in Southern California. One of those large Mid-western quilt dealer auction houses was holding an auction at a nearby hotel and I was very excited to go. I got there early and looked through their quilts as one is supposed to do, but I was rather new to quilt dating. With paddle in hand, I was ready. I believed every word the auctioneer said, big mistake. It was the most I had ever paid for something so small.
Vintage Quilts Collecting, Dating, Preserving and Appraising
created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century Gee’s Bend quilts carry forward an old and proud tradition of textiles made for.
This book identifies hundreds of quilt patterns and gives the rationale for the appraisal of each style, pattern, and era of the quilts shown. Closeups of patterns and vintage fabric swatches of American quilts from the s to the s. She was in the first group tested and certified as quilt appraisers by AQS. She learned to sew on treadle sewing machines in Illinois. Bobbie Aug was inspired by the quiet, dignified beauty of nineteenth-century quilts and began making quilts 30 years ago.
She became a quilt dealer, quilt collector, quilt shop owner, and quilt show consultant and producer, focusing on anything related to quilts and quiltmaking. Bobbie lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Norm. Convert currency.
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Temecula, CA. Thought I would post the Dates and Locations for you to join me. Discover the truth about fabric color in nineteenth century quilts and see some fantastic examples of true American Beauties. Through antique and vintage quilts, trade advertising and images you will learn the important roll children held in the American household and the significance their tiny treasure still hold today.
Each student creates a one-of-a-kind quilt and finally leaves a workshop with a finished top!
This book identifies hundreds of quilt patterns and gives the rationale for the appraisal of each style, pattern, and era of the quilts shown. Closeups of.
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Eileen Jahnke Trestain. Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide. Barbara Brackman. EPM Publications,
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 until the present.
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.
Sometimes there is no doubt of the date, because the maker embriodered it onto the quilt or wrote it somewhereon the back in indelible ink. Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions — such as the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago — that its date can be easily ascertained. Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic.
However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science. It is more like a mixture of detective work and educated guessing. The most important clues to the age of a quilt are the stiches, the fabric and the design used. It must be remembered that fabrics, especially those used for patchwork and applique, often started their lives as other things dresses or curtains before becoming scraps and then part of a quilt, so they may be much older then quilt itself.
Stitching in quilting will help not so much in dating as in locating the origin of the quilt or the maker. Running stitches were usedin northern Europe, in Provence in southern France and in Britain for wholecloth quilting.
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The history of quilting , the stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as far as BCE. However, decorative elements were often also present, and many quilts are now primarily art pieces. In Europe, quilting appears to have been introduced by Crusaders in the 12th century Colby in the form of the aketon or gambeson , a quilted garment worn under armour which later developed into the doublet , which remained an essential part of fashionable men’s clothing for years until the early s.
One of the earliest existing decorative works is the Tristan Quilt , made around in Sicily.
Along the way, she has become an expert in dating the quilts, figuring out how, when and where a quilt was made. “So you date a quilt by the.
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Julie Silber has long been a trusted advisor to collectors, museums, and colleagues. Her close and discreet personal attention has helped scores of clients manage their collections and make decisions about next steps. Julie can help analyze, appraise and catalog your collection and set goals for its development and care. She can assist you focus your collecting activities, set realistic goals, and find and acquire appropriate objects. In addition, she can also advise on museum-quality care, display, and conservation of your collection, and help you document it in photos or even a privately printed book.
Julie Silber is a qualified, professional appraiser of antique quilts, whose written appraisals are accepted and honored by museums, the IRS, and insurance companies. She has more than 40 years of experience in buying, selling, and appraising antique quilts.
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Learn the ins and outs of working with scrap quilts and dealing with ugly blocks. LaMoyne Star? Estimated 2, pieces in this quilt. Tested out a 12 inch Kansas Troubles block that was inspired by Yes, I’ll make more blocks in red, whi This is an awesome queen size vintage feed sack quilt top found in great condition it has been newly quilted with cotton batting and pink buffalo check backing.
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Nineteen quilts covering more than years of Nebraska history are on display at the Museum of Nebraska Art. Quilts range in age from the early s all the way up to with each decade in between being represented. Some were practical, simply for protection from the harsh wind, and some were ornate, used as decoration and a sign of status. But regardless of the use, quilts are undeniably a staple of living on the Great Plains.