Dating quilt blocks

The first time I went to an all antique quilt auction was in Southern California.

One of those large Mid-western quilt dealer auction houses was holding an auction at a nearby hotel and I was very excited to go.

In the 20th century, it was more common to name a quilt’s style using its pattern’s name.

For example, four of the most common quilt styles made between 19 were Sunbonnet Sue, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Dresden Plate and Double Wedding Ring.

I got there early and looked through their quilts as one is supposed to do, but I was rather new to quilt dating.

It was crowded with people and I wasn’t able to get though very many stacks before the auction began. I believed every word the auctioneer said, big mistake.

This is especially important when evaluating a quilt’s age since they are almost never signed or dated.

And even when dates are on it, a quilt’s age and value is determined by its newest feature, not its oldest.

The early log cabin was a cut down large log-cabin.The style of a quilt and its pattern are not the same thing. a whole- cloth quilt, charm quilt, utility quilt, signature quilt, medallion quilt, redwork quilt, crazy quilt, appliqué small block quilt, applique 4-block, strippey(photo to the right), Colonial Revival style and so on.Patterns describe an individual block in a quilt, like Sunbonnet Sue, fan, log cabin, Rose of Sharon, 9-patch, Whig’s Defeat, Pot and Flowers, hole in the barn door, bowtie, and so on.I do this on the spot during a quilt lecture using the audience’s quilts which I don’t see fully open until they are opened on stage.On the internet, I refer to scans of full shots of the front and back and close-ups of the binding, fabrics, and quilting.

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It showed wear on many of the tiny pieces in the postage stamp variation.

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