Friday, April 1, 2011

Some great examples of circa 1812 quilts suggested by Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman

We are so pleased to be corresponding with Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman with regards to our 1812 Quilt Challenge.  She kindly has offered these links to museums with circa 1812 quilts in their collections to give you an idea of period colors and patterns.  Check them out!
  • An embroidered quilt with a pieced wool (calimanco) border. It's hard to know from the digital catalog entry if this quilt is actually dated 1812, which would put it in the next decade, but it is certainly the kind of quilt we'd expect to see in the 1800-1809 era. The quilt is from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

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