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Started by Eileen Keane. Last reply by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP May 29, 2013. 10 Replies

Does it have to be quilt history? I love everything about history but my favorite is British/Irish history. In fact, that was my college major.

What time period are you inspired by?

Started by Mariah Startzman. Last reply by Betsy Alderman Lewis Jan 3, 2013. 8 Replies

 Everyone is inspired by certain quilts from various time periods, but some eras really pop out to some. What time period do you look to or are inspired by?  I have to say I look to 1940s quilts.…Continue

Period Fabric?

Started by Judy Sanvitis. Last reply by Anna Gee Sep 24, 2012. 1 Reply

I was given 9 hand pieced quilt blocks by my cousin that she bought at a garage sale in MN.  I made 3 more blocks with the extra fabric with the blocks but am wondering how to date the fabric.  Even…Continue

History of your state's quilting and how it became in your state's history

Started by Claire Mann. Last reply by Paet Burcham Nov 25, 2011. 1 Reply

I am at awe as I read about Wisconsin and how the quilt  came here. Hopefully we will able to talk about yours and mine and learn new things and try to copy some of the state's examples. Since I was…Continue

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Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on July 31, 2015 at 12:22am
started reading barbara brackmans newest blog tonight. it started in january, so i'm getting in late as ususl. but it's wonderful!! each week is new fabric from history. it's called stars in time warp. ..same block every week, variable star, but new history lesson on fabrics & color etc from 1800's on. she's showing old quilts, close ups of fabric used & how it was used. focus is to help today's quilters recognize details & colors & help us match current repro fabrics w quilt patterns we make that we want to represent those years in american quilt history ...great reads!!
Comment by Karen Newman Brown on July 8, 2014 at 12:00am

Welcome, Augusta! I live in Iowa and most of my quilts still go to family and some charity quilts.  I also write our guild's newsletter and do a quilt history column for it every month.  It started tracing the nationality migration into the state and it's influence on the Iowa quilts.  It has been an interesting journey! Ready to do a piece on the influence of the Indian designs from the local tribes.

What interests you in the area of quilt history?

Comment by Vickie Smith on July 2, 2014 at 9:20am

Welcome to the group, Augusta.  I live in Oregon, most of the quilts I make are for a group that gives quilts to children/teens at risk.

Comment by Augusta von Nassau on July 1, 2014 at 10:58pm

Hello!  I've just joined this group and am looking forward to getting to know the quilters in here.  I live in Virginia, have quilted for years, and teach high school history.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 15, 2014 at 11:34am
what a wonderful way to spend today! are they near corvalis?

gray & hi 50’s here..out to pick a few bings then i think it's a read day ...
Comment by Vickie Smith on June 15, 2014 at 11:28am

Good morning Rogue.  I have the McKim book a long time.  The one by Yvonne Khin I got from a friend a couple of weeks ago.  They have the same type of hand drawn designs.  Thank you for the link, am saving it to look at later.  We are going to see the new grandbaby today.  Hope to get some pictures to share.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 15, 2014 at 1:15am
ua got me curious, been a couple uears since i last thought of this book. so is a discusion from 2001 on women history site vetween several people soscussing khin. one of them even seems to agree w me that her book better than brackman :)).

scroll waaaaayyy down to august 14, 2001 the first mention of khin starts. very interesting. i would past them here but it too long. so heres the link...remember ..these discussions run consecutively all on one page and the discussion for khin is a long ways down. but worth the time to scroll down and find.
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 15, 2014 at 1:05am
interesting that you mention mckims book :)). my copy is currently sitting in the pile of books on table that i am looking thru for ideas for lindas' rr quilt.
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 15, 2014 at 1:03am
i have looked her up, because i couldn't remember her name, wanted to see if i could find the book again. i bought that book right after i bought brackmans encyclopedia of quilt blocks. there are aome in it that aren't in brackmans. it came out in early 80‘s i think. mine is still packed w sewing books etc from our last move. but fr what i can remember it was sort of a collaborative effort between she & her husband. i don't think either of them are still alive. basically no info on net. it's a great book, and tho the illustrations seem crude (hand drawn) i actually liked it better than brackmans. i wish i had access to the books i have that are still packed in the garage. i can only pray that my tons & tons of rat stuff pushed in behind the boxes have saved them from rodents. where did you find your copy?
Comment by Vickie Smith on June 14, 2014 at 9:33pm

Hi Rogue, I recently acquired a book from a friend, "The Collector's Dictionary of Quilt Names and Patterns" by Yvonne M. Khin.  The designs are hand drawn.  It looks a lot like the "101 Patchwork Patterns" by Ruby Short McKim.  Do you know anything about the author?


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