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Vintage Quilt Inspiration

The emphasis is on quilts with a modern sensibility and bright colors, circa 1850-1970


Vintage Quilt Inspiration

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c. 1840 Princess Feather quilt, collection of Bill Volckening | Wonkyworld: Airing of the Quilts: My Display

Wonkyworld: Airing of the Quilts: My Display

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c. 1870 quilt, collection of Bill Volckening | Wonkyworld: Airing of the Quilts

Wonkyworld: Airing of the Quilts: My Display

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Vintage pixelated quilt: The Matterhorn Quilt, 1934, Myrtle M. Fortner. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Melvin Dorsett. Denver Art Museum.

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection

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Competition Quilt, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, late 1800s. Denver Art Museum

First Glance/Second Look: Quilts from the Denver Art Museum Collection

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vintage Houses and Pine Trees quilt, 1890's, Denver Art Museum

Sunburst and Lily quilt, pre-1860, Poos Collection. This pattern developed as a variation of the Mariner's Compass into the sunburst. 2015 Tokyo International Quilt Festival. Photo by Julie Fukuda, My Quilt Diary

My Quilt Diary: Story time. Tokyo Dome, part 2

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Wagon Wheel and Oak Leaf quilt, pre-1860, Poos Collection. 2015 Tokyo International Quilt Festival. Photo by Julie Fukuda, My Quilt Diary

My Quilt Diary: Story time. Tokyo Dome, part 2

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Star of Bethlehem quilt, pre-1860, Poos Collection. 2015 Tokyo International Quilt Festival. Photo by Julie Fukuda, My Quilt Diary

My Quilt Diary: Story time. Tokyo Dome, part 2

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Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps variation, Made by Wini Austin, Made in Holt, Alabama, United States, Circa 1930-1950, 76.5 x 56 in, IQSC 2000.004.0011

IQSCM | Exhibitions | Wild by Design

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Unconventional & Unexpected - American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe | Melanie Falick Books

Snowflake Applique quilt, 1941. Made by Emily Allen Kain. York Co, Pennsylvania.

vintage blue and white quilt

Mariner's Wheel Quilt | 1stdibs.com

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Log Cabin patchwork bedcover, Down County Museum | Northern Ireland

Down Museum - Image Galleries

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Sanderson star quilt - early 20th century. Quilt Museum - York

Applique patchwork bedcover (DB450 2008 324), Down County Museum | Northern Ireland

Down Museum - Image Galleries

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Jubilee Patchwork Quilt 1887 Applique Fans and flowers. Quilt Museum - York

c. 1885: Mariner’s Compass Variation quilt, 62″ x 78″, Sally Beaird Lewellin, Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, via The Quilt Index. Posted by Mary Elizabeth Kinch.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania. Each large triangle is filled with cotton crazy patches.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania

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Christmas quilt inspiration: Pennsylvania patchwork quilt, late 19th c., in a star variant pattern, 80" x 80".

Pine Tree Medallion quilt (Alabama) circa 1900. In the 2014 "First Glance;Second Look" exhibition at the Denver Art Museum. Photo by Jean Carlton | Quilts Etc.

Rose Wreath, about 1850, Kentucky. 101 x 95 in. Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller; The Speed Art Museum. Beginning in the 1840s, quilts that combined white backgrounds with designs (usually floral) in red and green became increasingly popular.

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Figural and Floral Quilt, about 1860, by Virginia Mason Ivey (American, born 1828). The Speed Art Museum collection.

SPEED MUSEUM - Exhibitions

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Wild Goose Chase Quilt | 1stdibs.com

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Oak Leaf Quilt | 1stdibs.com

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T Pattern Quilt, circa 1880 | 1stdibs.com

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