Thursday, October 26, 2006

1820 Quilt

This quilt is said to date from 1820. It came from Maine and hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in the Folk Art room.

1820 Quilt

It's made from cotton fabrics with wool embroidery that looked like punch needle. The motifs range from flowers and animals to portraits thought to represent family members to soldiers on horseback. (click images for larger versions)

1820 Quilt block detail

I'm not sure anyone would consider this an Art Quilt today, but I think that the quilter who designed and made it in 1820 was surely an artist.

1 comment:

Deb Geyer said...

It's a wonderful antique quilt!

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