A forum for research and ideas about quilt history, the women, and textiles: 1750 - 2008 an educational site on antique quilts and their history, quilt historians, quilt news, quilt books. A quilt’s fabric is hard to date from a distance, but the style jumps right out and gets the dating process under way quickly my training to become a psychologist taught me the value of deductive reasoning using the decision (diagnostic) tree.
Dating fabrics - a color guide - 1800-1960 [eileen trestain] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers textile appraisers and collectors of fabrics, quilts, and antiques can use this book to recognize, identify. Quick tips for dating vintage here are some quick, easy-to-remember tips they don’t necessarily place a garment in a specific year, but they will help you narrow down the time range.
A word about dating antique fabrics since we were not present at the mill when the fabrics were made, and since few of them are printed with a date, we can only make educated guesses about the vintage of antique and vintage fabrics. When we are dating old quilts we use comparative dating, that is we compare the fabric in question to similar fabrics we have seen before the blue strip is so unusual i have very few similar fabrics in my memory bank.
Welcome to the quilt index wiki page on fabric dating references if you have information about books on dating fabrics, or general information on dating fabric materials, patterns and prints, or colors and dyes, please consider adding your information to the wiki. Dating fabric: samples made by pacific mills, c massachusetts size: x i have some of these in reproduction fabrics for quilts samples made by pacific mills 1856 see more from the metropolitan museum of art, ie the met museum find this pin and more on dating old fabric by julie butler antique sample book - coloured scraps, then.
Lemoyne stars quilt with chintz setting fabric vintage quilt i would love to make clues in the calico: a guide to identifying and dating antique quilts specialized patterns from museums and antique quilts- new hampshire textile appraisers and collectors of fabrics, quilts, and antiques can use this book to recognize, identify, and date.
Vintage and antique quilts serve as handsome decorating pieces, particularly in older or historical homes if you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.
Clues in the calico: a guide to identifying and dating antique quilts is a masterpiece, written by one of the most beloved authors in the quilt history community this book is available in electronic form, but i think it's well worth it to have a printed copy a helpful guide in dating vintage fabrics in old quilts and odd fabric pieces.
Quilt history is the site you should turn to first for information on our quilting heritage the list discusses antique quilts, methods and fabrics used and the life and times of the women who made them archives are available on line this site has links to a number of other historical sites for those who want to research quilt related topics.