Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Rest of Museum Quilts
There are a lot of posts here but they are to keep you looking while I go traveling. No quilt shows or fabric shops scheduled but I'll keep my camera ready just in case. Be back in October.
"The Log Cabin crib quilt blocks are arranged in a pattern of consecutive squares called Barn Raising. It is one of the most popular 19th century quilt patterns and was made in both silks and inexpensive printed cotton fabrics. It was made by Esther Dieter Gundry, 1920-1940. The boat-shaped wooden cradle was made by the Johnson Company in Michigan City, Indiana, 1880-1900."
"The Crazy quilt was made of many different neckties; note the maker's labels that were left on the ties. It was made by Florence Perrigo Covert (1910-1994) of Flint. A once very fashionable quilt style, crazy piecing continued to be a popular pattern for utility quilts, 1975."
Single Irish Chain is a variation of Nine Patch pattern. The quilt is pieced of a variety of early 19th century wood block printed and early roller printed cottons. It is embroidered in cross stitch along one edge with the maker's name: 'Sarah E. Davis, March 1838." Signatures worked in cross stitch seldom are found on quitls after 1850. Sarah Davis moved with her family from New York to Oakland Country, Michigan in 1852."