Tag Archives: Quilts

Memorial Quilts: Expressions of Remembrance

Civil War Memorial Quilt from the Quilt Index and the Massachusetts project. Each of the white strips and the stars are inscribed with the name of a Massachusetts soldier, his company and the date he enlisted.

Graveyard Quilts for Mourning By Judy Anne Breneman, womenfolk.com Before modern medicine the loss of beloved friends and family members was all too familiar. Childbirth was dangerous and it was a rare mother who didn’t lose one or more children. Husbands were lost through war or accident. Bereavement was a part of everyday life. Ways […]

History and Care: The Importance of Provenance and Condition in Today's Quilt Market

History and Care: The Importance of Provenance and Condition in Today's Quilt Market

By Brenda Hornsby Heindl On the night my grandmother passed away, I learned that she had been trying to finish a quilt for me which she started when I was born. I will never sell it, and it always brings me an emotional tie to a family member who is no longer alive. The market […]

American Quilts

American Quilts

Collecting with Jeff by Jeff Figler A few years ago my wife and I dropped our son at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, so that he could attend a few summer classes. We were then going to drive to the Shenandoah Mountains area, spend some time there, and pick him up a couple of weeks […]

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

By Alex Askaroff Alex Askaroff is the enthusiastic founder of sewalot.com, a wildly popular website for all things sewing-machine related and officially named the number one antique sewing machine website. With millions of visitors, his enterprise is noted for its extreme depth of information and ease (and great humor) with which the information is disseminated. […]

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America’s Past at the New York Historical Society Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War On View April 4 – August 24, 2014 NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014) – This spring, the New-York Historical Society will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the […]

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum

Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts on view at the National Heritage Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2007 Art of the Needle: Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum is an exquisite display drawn from one of the richest and most diverse quilt collections in the country. The exhibition, on view at […]

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ken Hall with Helaine Fendelman Of all the collecting categories in the art market today – and that would include furniture, paintings, jewelry and vintage clothing, just to name a few – American folk art is probably […]