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Fabric Dating References
How to Tell if a Quilt Is Vintage or Antique | Home Guides | SF Gate
Amish[ edit ] Amish quilts are reflections of the Amish way of life. As a part of their religious commitment, Amish people have chosen to reject "worldly" elements in their dress and lifestyle, and their quilts historically reflected this, although today Amish make and use quilts in a variety of styles. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania , early Amish quilts were typically made of solid-colored, lightweight wool fabric, off the same bolts of fabric used for family clothing items, while in many Midwestern communities, cotton predominated. Classic Amish quilts often feature quilting patterns that contrast with the plain background. Antique Amish quilts are among the most highly prized by collectors and quilting enthusiasts. The color combinations used in a quilt can help experts determine the community in which the quilt was produced. Since the s, Amish quiltmakers have made quilts for the consumer market, with quilt cottage industries and retail shops appearing in Amish settlements across North America.
Dating quilts - a brief overview
Click on the picture to see a larger image. It consists of two large velvet purple petals above over three lower petals. The lower petals are amber yellow over a white base which can be seen from the back. Each lower petal has a purple tip and three dark lines radiating from the central cane consisting of star canes with a red whorl center.
Jacket features zip-out pile liner, polyester lining, bi-swing back, underarm footballs, and adjustable side buckles. Union Made in the U. Schott Model Mens Bomber Jacket The 28" thick supple antique lambskin bomber jacket with four-in-one styling. Features a detachable mouton collar, two-way pockets, underarm footballs and zip-out pile lining. Union made in the U.