Tag Archives: quilt

Quilts and things by Libs Elliot.

All american barn quilt trixels, via

Amish quilt from 1890, trixel style.

via design-is-fine:

Lone Star, 1890. Amish quilt, family Samuel Zook, Pennsylvania. Sammlung Schlumberger, Photo Rainer Viertlböck. Exhibition 2007, Neue Sammlung München. Exhibition Daimond and Bars. The Art of the Amish, 2007

American barn quilts from here and here. Photos by Suzi Parron, published in her book and will now go on an 8-month journey to find more. Check her blog here.

2024-update: Parron published one more book after this one.

Quilt made in India by Francis Brayley ca 1864-1877. via design-is-fine

Military quilts represent a unique chapter in the history of the craft. They are made from wool serge or worsted twill, used in the production of military uniforms. Because of the thickness of the cloth, piercing and sewing the quilts was extremely difficult and it is unlikely that any military quilts were made by women.


Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina

Annie E. Pettway, Flying Geese variation, ca. 1935;
From the exhibition The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Sabrina Gschwandtner, from here and here.

Wild Geese Quilts by Rita Dijkstra of Hengelo (NL)
The Wild (or Flying) Geese pattern is a special case of the triangle family of quilt patterns.

Quilt by Lureca Outland ((Robert & Helen Cargo Collection).)