Guild Newsletter Articles
Vintage Threads: Continuing Colors
I thought I would continue talking about various colors from the 19th century. I will begin with MADDER RED. A dyestuff derived from the root of the madder plant (Rubia tinctorum), which is native to the eastern Mediterranean and Persia.
Colors of the 19th Century
Colors are one clue you can use in dating quilts. There are natural dyes from plants like indigo, and synthetic dyes. I will be describing four dyes in my column this month.
Vintage Threads: Buyer Beware!!!!
In the year 2000, the Gee’s Bends Quilters came into the forefront of American society. They were discovered” by someone in the contemporary art world. They were a group of ladies who lived in one of the poorest regions of Alabama. It was a multigenerational
community that had been making quilts for their family’s warmth for decades. These quilts were like any other utilitarian quilts that families made.
Early Twentieth Century Quilt Authors
In the early and middle of the twentieth century, there was not much going on in the way of quilt making on a national scale. Of course, local households were making quilts for warmth and some for show. But there was no one like Bonnie Hunter or Jenny Beyer around.
Vintage Textiles: "Tied Quilts"
This month’s article on Quilt History comes to you via the Facebook Group Quilt
History South. Their recent discussion has been about Tied Bedcoverings. Are they
Vintage Textiles: “That’s What Mother Did”
This month’s article comes from the last Six Know It Alls Zoom lecture. Specifically, from Julie Siber who was curator of the Esprit Collection of Amish Quilts founded in San Francisco in the early 1970s.
Someone Drew on the Harriet Powers Pictorial Quilt!!! (and didn't get in trouble!)
The information in this article comes from the 10th episode of the Six Know-It-Alls Masterpiece Quilts, on December 8, 2021.