Margy Hodgson has 2 new quilts for us. Beach Toys is just perfect for the coming summer and Morning Glory Stars with its pretty flowers is too. Both are throw-sized quilts – great for their beauty over a chair or sofa, and of course, to snuggle in on chilly nights.
Click on the quilt photos for closeups, all the details, and of course, to purchase one or both.
Morning Glory Stars by Margy Hodgson
Beach Toys by Margy Hodgson
The history of quilts is quite fascinating. From time to time, we will post some of it here.
The first quilts we know of are from ancient Egypt and China and into Europe in the Middle Ages. Quilting was likely brought to Europe by the Crusaders and used mostly for clothing, in order to keep warm. In the 17th century, quilted clothing became popular in France and England, too.
It is known that in the late 1300’s in Italy, quilted wall hangings were made. These and tapestries were placed on walls for warmth and to block out drafts. During the 17th Century in France, quilted clothing became popular. In the 18th Century, it was popular in England as well. Around that time, quilted bedding and bed draperies were also made for both warmth and decoration.
The poor couldn’t afford wool or cotton to use as batting, so they used feathers, straw, leaves and even paper instead. Quilts were mainly wholecloth during those times. The three layers were often held together with beautiful stitching designs.
Later, when immigrants began coming to America, they brought the tradition of quilting with them.
Here are closeups of some of our wholecloth quilts available for purchase at Quilts for Sale.
Be sure to click on them to view larger versions.
Garden Bouquet by Trudy Archer
This is an example of a wholecloth quilt with some applique added.
Blue Blossom by Selina Kuyp
Spotlight on Corky Piepul
Today, our spotlight is on Corky Piepul an award-winning quilter. She has been interested in fabric and designs since childhood and has created many sewn items besides quilts – and she has made almost 100 of those!
Here is just one of her quilts. Click on it to visit Corky’s web pages and view the rest!
Bountiful Flowers by Corky Piepul
Spotlight on Karen Davis and Betty Coleman
Karen Davis‘ Mother: Betty Coleman
This quilt, among others, was made by Karen Davis‘ mother, Betty Coleman, who asked her to sell her quilts after her passing. Karen is fulfilling her mother’s wish.
They are all bed-sized quilts to love and cherish. Be sure to click on the photo of Betty’s Sampler Quilt, below, to view it and her other quilts! One of them is sure to be just right for you.
Sampler Quilt from Karen Davis
Wildflower Lane, a quilt by Phyllis Schrag, has just sold.
Be sure to click on its photo to view Phyllis’s other quilts, many of which are on sale for a limited time.
Wildflower Lane by Phyllis Schrag