Quilts in Red and Green and the Women Who Made Them

December 1, 2014 - Comment

The 10 applique patterns in this book are beautiful examples of a type of 19th century quilt style noted for its decorative features – the appliqued quilt with bold exuberant floral patterns in bright colors of red and green. Historians Nancy Hornback and Terry Clothier Thompson share their enthusiasm for these quilts. “It amazes us

The 10 applique patterns in this book are beautiful examples of a type of 19th century quilt style noted for its decorative features – the appliqued quilt with bold exuberant floral patterns in bright colors of red and green. Historians Nancy Hornback and Terry Clothier Thompson share their enthusiasm for these quilts. “It amazes us to think that after more than 150 years, red and green applique quilts still excite the eye and inspire us to recreate their beauty.” Most of the quilts were made in points of migration – a path stretching from Pennsylvania through the Ohio Valley states to the Midwest. The quilters were German, English, Scotch-Irish, Irish and Welsh. They used the fabrics available to them at the time. This book builds on that background, using fabrics that are available to us today. The quilting itself was an important part of the red and green quilt tradition, so Nancy and Terry have included a bountiful selection of quilting designs.

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