Monday, June 27, 2011

War of 1812 / Regency Era Quilts from Museum Collections

We have located a few more quilts from the War of 1812 / Regency Era in museum collections.  Quilts from this period are very rare finds.  We hope these images will help you in the design of your quilt for our 1812 Quilt Challenge at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor next March.

 Michagan State University Museum Accession 1998:53.37.  Photo by Pearl Yee Wong.

 Four Patch
99 1/2" x 104"  Cotton with cotton filling

This Massachusetts   quilt contains copperplate prints, probably of English manufacture, some calicos, glazed chintz and India prints.   

 Michagan State University Museum Accession  1998:53.39.  Photo by KEVA.

Framed Square
95" x 100"  Cotton with cotton filling

This early New England quilt seems to have been made with random scraps, but, as can be seen here, was carefully organized. The cut-out corners indicate that it was made for a four poster bed.

Michagan State University Museum Accession 2007:107.1.   Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, 
Provenance unknown - circa 1800
79 1/2" x 91"  Cotton, wool filling

Very little is know about this wholecloth quilt but wouldn't it look great in some of the reproduction fabric lines coming out for the War of 1812 bicentennial like Moda's Lately Arrived from London by Barbara Brackman or some of the new Andover reproduction prints.

Michagan State University Museum Accession 1998:53.99.  Photo by KEVA.

Sunburst with Mariner's Compass
Circa 1800-1830 
86" x 86" 

Within this New England quilt can be found a wonderful collection of early printed cotton fabrics.

Please feel free to email us and share any museum collection quilts or other quilts from the War of 1812 / Regency Era that you have researched.    

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