MATERIAL CULTURE' height='382px; ' id='Header1_headerimg' src=' XIAchl Hl_I/WYy9DEe X2g I/AAAAAAABSJ4/w Orr XPVatyw R1uzzb ZECHk4KGH0e LVBYg CK4BGAYYCw/s1600/2017+stanne.jpg' style='display: block' width='1044px; '/Yesterday a friend blew me away with an OLD quilt she recently got from her sister.
There is NO history - only that her sister's Mother-in-law was an antique dealer (many years ago).
Julie has run workshops nationally and internationally with Quilt Guilds, at Quilt Shows and Events, and with Community Groups, Museums, and Universities.
Workshops can be booked on a Full Day or Half Day basis.
Julie will “talk out” information as she evaluates the quilts – patterns, age, fabrics, historical context, and general significance.
Julie will bring a sampling of quilts from various time periods, 1800-1950 for discussion of the textiles for a variety of perspectives. Lots of helpful information for the beginner, and for the more advanced student of quilts.
The system unveiled here for dating heirloom quilts is based upon five characteristics -- fabric, style, color, technique, and pattern.
Of 20 fringed quilts in the database [of 1000 date-inscribed quilts] 19 were dated 1860 or earlier, indicating that fringe (especially a white fringe----knitted, knotted, woven or crocheted) is a strong clue to a pre-Civil War quilt. Buff and blue prints were quite popular in the 1840s and 1850s in the U. The blue strip is so unusual I have very few similar fabrics in my memory bank. Double lines in a grid as in the blue floral are indicative of the 19th century, but we knew that any way.Mid Nineteenth Century Around the middle of the nineteenth century fabric the production of fabric increased to the point that fabric was readily available.Favored colors were Prussian blue, Turkey red and cinnamon pink. We are often led to think the colors were rather drab because colors on the quilts from this period have usually faded or even changed color.Latter Nineteenth Century Synthetic dye was discovered by accident by a scientist who was attempting to create artificial quinine.This began a new era as various colorfast dyes were developed.