A collection of timeless beauties mingled with some of the stories that antique quilts can tell.
No matter how simple or traditional a pattern, the effect of a quilt is still absolutely original because no two people handle fabric and color the same way.
Quilt name: Linked Squares
Quilting popularity decreased through the ’50s and ’60s. People saw little value in quilting, especially when they considered how inexpensive bedding had become. Quilts were banished to the attic or the basement. But then, in the late 1960s, spurred on by the back-to-nature viewpoint of a new generation, quilting began to take on new meaning. Resources for quilters were scarce. Old, yellowed patterns were dug out of boxes and were used with combinations of polyester and double knit. This revival spurned on the publication of new magazines but the pinnacle of quilt appreciation happened when quilts were featured at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City. Now quilts were art and artifacts of American history! The Bicentennial renewed interest in patriotic-style quilts, especially when Quilter’s Newsletter magazine issued a quilt contest to celebrate the event. Add publishers and manufacturers devoting their energies toward creating more publications, developing new lines of 100% cotton fabrics, and inventing the most revolutionary tool of all--the rotary cutter--and quilting hasn’t been the same since!