Unknown, Maker. Ohio Tree. c1850. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project. Published in The Quilt Index

Ohio Tree, maker unknown, c. cotton, 68 ½” x 82 ½”. From the Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project.

Barbara Brackman's MATERIAL CULTURE: Rhythm: A Different Beat

Quilts have great visual appeal, due in part to the sense of rhythm in the pattern repeat. The repeat of a block design sets up a.

Balloons, 1935.

Information from a quilt historian About quilt fabric past and present

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Quilts As Art: A New Museum Exhibit in Boston

Ephraim Scott (American) 1856 Pieced printed cotton plain weave top, printed cotton plain weave back and binding; quilted * Pilgrim / Roy Collection Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"Richmond," pieced in Richmond Reds   by Becky Brown     Becky, who used to live in Richmond, Virginia, wrote she couldn't resist making...

"Richmond," pieced in Richmond Reds by Becky Brown Becky, who used to live in Richmond, Virginia, wrote she couldn't resist making.

Whig's Defeat, circa 1880, The Quilt Complex.  The pattern, with its pieced curved seams and elongated points, is quite difficult to execute.

"Whig's Defeat" Unknown Quilt Maker Collected in Colorado 66 x 84 inches Circa I love this pattern! Is Whigs defeat the name of the block?

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Vintage 1920-1940 BLUE & White QUILT Fabulous Pattern Nvr Used 80"

Princess Feather and Rising Sun, ca. 1840. Made by Mrs. Catherine Fitzgerald and her sister, Newark, NJ.   In the "Patchwork from Folk Art to Fine Art" exhibit at the Newark Museum through December 31st, 2011.  Photo by Barbara D. Schaffer

Princess Feather and Rising Sun, ca. Catherine Fitzgerald and her sister, Newark, NJ. In the "Patchwork from Folk Art to Fine Art" exhibit at the Newark Museum through December Photo by Barbara D.

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