America's Quilting History, Quilt Styles and Quilting Myths Travel from Colonial times through the Civil War and theVictorian era up to the 20th century quiltmaking revival. Including the styles that you expect like Baltimore Albumand Crazy Quilts and others that will surprise you. Native American, Black American, Mexican American Hawaiian, Hmong & Amish quiltmaking history. Themes and methods through time including Bible, temperance, feedsack and kit quilts. Discover how researchers have separated fact from myth.The truth can be more interesting than fiction. Links to resources and a search of selected sites. © 1998 - 2012 Judy Anne Breneman Do not reproduce any material from this site without permission. Find more Breneman and other quilt sites here.
untitled Amish Quilts -- A Thing Of Beauty in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800′s (and some believe even earlier). Amish quilts are an expressionof frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. Many times groups of Amish and Mennonite women gather for a quilting bee. The bee is a form of socialization and relaxation for these women. It’s a time when they can get together to visit and “catch up” with one another once their household duties have been completed. More recently, this social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many Plain women. There are a couple large quilting events that take place in the Lancaster County area each year. For quilt-making supplies, see our Quilting Supplies & Fabrics page. Quilt Shop at Miller’s 2811 Lincoln Hway. Quality. Coupon Almost Amish Lancaster County, PA 866-471-4614 AmishQuiltShop.net 717-545-3360 or Toll Free in US: 877-235-3360 Amish Country Quilts
Home - Quilting Adventures Quilt History - A short introduction to period quilting By Lady Sarah Davies c/o Karen Evans 5 Deerfield Drive Easthampton, MA01027 aol.com The word "quilt" summons a host of images: thrifty pioneer housewives piecing elaborate patchworks for their families; album quilts signed by every member of a community as a gift for a departing mayor or pastor, or perhaps raffled for a worthy cause; perhaps even a wholecloth petticoat worn by a colonial dame as she danced with George Washington, or a brightly colored scrap quilt made by a grandmother or aunt during the Depression. The popular image of the quilt is of the quilt is modern, calico, and American. The problem with this familiar stereotype is that it doesn’t go far enough. The word quilt is derived from the Latin culcita, meaning a padded and tied mattress similar to a Japanese futon. It appears to have originated in Asia sometime before the first century C.E. The next evidence of quilting in Europe appears in a French poem of the 12th century, La Lai del Desire. --------------. Rae, Janet.
Material Obsession Ever wonder how a fabric collection comes together? FreeSpirit Fabrics has just released my latest range, Celebrate! They asked me to talk about the design process and inspiration. You know me right?! I am Kathy Doughty, an American living in Australia and an obsessive quilter since my first stitch. Here is the beginning of Celebrate! One afternoon I was sketching with a fabric range in mind. Party Favours is the feature print. Once I had my party favors the idea of a party celebration was on fire! It started with the invited characters that make a gathering interesting. Setting the table with a colorful floral table cloth makes for a festive event. It is also perfect for a shirt…for that special guy Dave the DJ! Party Land was a nod to a tropical theme. For the last few years party banners have been popular so I thought they would make an interesting graphic print with a variety of lines and patterns. Contemporary –for those of you (and Wendy Williams!!!)
Atkinson Designs: “Tag Along Tote” Project: Tag Along Tote designed by Terry Atkinson, featuring “Urban Couture” fabrics by Basic Grey. Click here for bag pattern. Click here for fabric collection. Finished Size: 7” x 8” x 2” Skill Level: Confident Beginner Techniques: Free Motion Quilting Binding Basic Bag Construction Useful Supplies: Machinger’s Quilter’s Gloves (click here) Fusible Fleece (click here & here) Aurifil 28 weight thread for machine quilting, top-stitching, and bag construction. Project Description: The pattern states: “For a fast fashion statement, make this tote in your favorite colors. I’ve made a lot of bags lately, and some pattern designers clearly stand apart from the crowd. I love the way this little bag comes together. Also, the fabric requirements are simple. Disclaimer: This blog is meant to illustrate the ease of bag construction, and demonstrate some useful tips. Let’s get started… Quilting fabric “sandwiches” for a bag is a good opportunity to practice free motion quilting.
Bienvenue A France Patchwork BasketcasesUnlimited Artextures Qu'est-ce que Artextures ? The Mishaps Maria Vetter Christiansen Crédit photo : Patrice Delatouche Artextures est une expression artistique contemporaine, démarche créative et recherche personnelle qui a pour support le textile. Artextures veut promouvoir et soutenir les artistes afin de faire connaître l'évolution et l'innovation du monde vivant de l'art textile. Artextures organise tous les deux ans un concours international afin que le public puisse rencontrer lors des expositions l'esprit de liberté qui anime l'art textile. Artextures permet aux artistes textiles d'aujourd'hui de s'exprimer et présente dans la revue de l'association Les Nouvelles – Patchwork et Création Textile 8 pages sur la démarche de certains de ces artistes. Au sein de France Patchwork, le mouvement Artextures naît en 1999 avec Elisabeth Gevrey, sous l'impulsion de Dominique Greliche et du conseil d'administration. Artextures se veut de toutes les libertés, de toutes les ouvertures. Élisabeth Gevrey Aliette Baud
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