My Quilts, Quilt History, Uncategorized

Deconstructed Welsh Quilt

Quilt historians have postulated that the graphic modern shapes and rich woollen colours of antique Welsh quilts are the origin for the much vaunted modernist quilts that went on to be made by the American Amish. Certainly, non-conformist religious migrant communities are documented as having stopped off in South Wales to restock ships as they… Continue reading Deconstructed Welsh Quilt

My Quilts, Quilt History

The Misses Barron Quilt – Part 1.

I was a quilter before I was a patchworker. The beautiful repeating nature of intricate patterns, the beguiling texture, the implied perseverance and diligence, the combination of delicate tiny stitches creating a strength to last generations. Everything about quilting fascinated me. My journey into patchwork and quilting was atypical. I bought a vintage quilt top… Continue reading The Misses Barron Quilt – Part 1.