One important part of appraising a quilt or any textile is accurate dating. Sometimes there is no doubt of the date, because the maker embriodered it onto the quilt or wrote it somewhereon the back in indelible ink. Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions — such as the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago — that its date can be easily ascertained. Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic.
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Warm, nostalgic and soothing are not words typically associated with social media. While some may dub it as another Clubhouse , the invitation-only social networking app with audio chat rooms, Quilt is driven by a feminine but gender-inclusive social media experience that seeks to restore human connection. No invitation or fee is required. Sumner said the name came from the notion of a group of women gathered together inside a house, scribbling on Post-it notes, brainstorming and eating. Similar to an Airbnb format, quilters could list their homes on the site and title the conversation however they saw fit. Wurzl, 35, said that homes were chosen because of the respect the space demands; community members tend to be not only respectful of property but also less conscious of themselves and can let their guard down. Oftentimes, we lose sight of that.
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By Kimberly Wulfert — May 2nd, Kimberly Wulfert is a quilt historian and collector whose website, www. Many antique quilt collectors think of themselves as caretakers of historical documents, made at the hands of the needlework sisterhood before them.
Doris Pettway Mosely, a quilter in Gee's Bend, with one of her creations. Quilting exploded onto the runways a few years ago and has remained a fashion mainstay since, infiltrating fashion's ranks from the top think Dior and Raf Simons at Calvin Klein to the bottom think teens thrift flipping on TikTok. Once considered a pastime for old ladies, the textile art's fashion renaissance has helped popularize it for a new generation of sewists. All the while, quilting has remained a quintessentially American contribution to art history, and there's perhaps no group of people more revered for their creations than the quilters of Gee's Bend.