Quilting History

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a blue and white quilt with the words drunk's path quilts a modern twist on a classic block
Drunkard’s Path Quilts: A Modern Twist on a Classic Block
Today, we're focused on all things Drunkard's Path! From uncovering its rich history to putting a modern twist on the design and everything in between, we're exploring each facet of this traditional block. So dive in and join the party as we celebrate the intersection of past and present in quilting.
the history of fons and porter's love of quilting is featured in this article
The History of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting: Partners in Patchwork
Sometimes it's nice to look back at the incredible origins of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, because boy, what a journey it's been! Marianne Fons and Liz Porter, the dynamic duo of quilting, began their journey in 1976 during the American bicentennial craze for traditional crafts. Over time, they grew their loyal subscribers from 40,000 to over 300,000 large, before passing the quilting torch in 2006, leaving an indelible mark on the fiber arts community.
Prepare to be dazzled by this patchwork of quilt portraits that pay homage to twelve truly trail-blazing American folk heroes! Fiber artist Leotie Richards meticulously researched each historical figure and carefully pieced together several stunning fabric portraits. From aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and celebrated musician Nina Simone to arctic explorer Matthew Henson, each quilt features the face of an individual who left an indelible mark on our country's history. Ideas, Portraits, Portrait, Pioneer
Portrait Quilt Ideas: Leotie Richards Reveals American Folk History in Cloth
Prepare to be dazzled by this patchwork of quilt portraits that pay homage to twelve truly trail-blazing American folk heroes! Fiber artist Leotie Richards meticulously researched each historical figure and carefully pieced together several stunning fabric portraits. From aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and celebrated musician Nina Simone to arctic explorer Matthew Henson, each quilt features the face of an individual who left an indelible mark on our country's history.
the cover of a quilt book with an image of a log cabin
A History of Log Cabin Quilts: The Building of an American Classic
Join us as we unravel the captivating history of Log Cabin quilts along with quilt historian Barbara Brackman! Often associated with Abraham Lincoln and the American frontier, Log Cabin quilts have transformed countless times over the decades since their origin. From presidential campaigns to silk masterpieces, be prepared to discover a patchwork of stories as we dive into the intriguing past of this timeless quilt design.