Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A little historical background on The Kensington Quilt

The Kensington Quilt - detail of the centre
medallion. The oval panel is a reproduction
of John Hewson's 18th century design.
Should you want to know more about American quilt history, Barbara Brackman is your woman for thorough research made readily available through her blogs, writing and designs.

In this post from her 1812 War and Piecing blog, she talks about John and Zebiah Hewson's work, designing and using cotton fabrics in 18th century Philadelphia.

The feature fabric in The Kensington Quilt (being raffled in conjunction our Quilt Show 4th - 5th April) is a 2011 reproduction of John Hewson's designs, and the quilt design references the medallion style of that time.

(Proceeds from the quilt raffle will be donated to the Kuring-gai Mental Health Association)

The border fabric is from the same reproduction range,
the John Hewson Winterthur Museum collection,
produced by Andover Fabrics

Other quilts from the Fairholme Quilters 2014 Quilt Show are posted here.

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