Embroidered and appliqué kit quilts tells us about women in business in the 20th century and the readers of newspapers that featured the quilt pattern of the week.
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.
Excitedly I bid on another, a large early 20th century quilt (so they said), that from a distance was visually dynamic, colorful and in great shape. I say thankfully because when I took my finds to my quilt study group, they told me what I had actually bought.
The early log cabin was a cut down large log-cabin.
After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.
The vegetable dyes available in the 18th and 19th century limited the colors available, but those same rich, deep tones are just the ones many are seeking today.
In some cases each person signed their quilt blocks but at times all of the signatures were inked by one person with excellent handwriting.