Dating antique quilts
Even if very little is known about the maker, careful examination of the fabric, methods of construction and overall style of a quilt can tell us about the social and historical context in which it was made.
Any pre-existing information about the quilt can be helpful and is a good place to start.
Quilts, women and men, from all walks of life and geographic location can open our eyes and our heart to those who sewed before us.
Certain fabrics were only available at particular times and developments in technology and fashion led to different designs and dyeing techniques.
If you would like to know more about quilts, antique quilts and quiltmaking, here are some excellent books Kaylakie, Marcia, Texas Quilts and Quilters, Grover E.
After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.
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