INVESTIGATING HISTORICAL FABRIC QUALITY…. LINKS

Sandy’s Quilting for the REST OF US podcast, Episode 043: In Which We Talk about Fabric March 27 2011, struck a chord in me that reignited a question I have been pondering for several years. What was the quality of the fabric available to the early quilters? What could they buy at the local dry goods store? What was the thread count in the historical quilts that have survived? Yes I know about utility quilts some got used up some survived. But I have also seen many historical fabric quilts and have always wondered about them. So today I sent off a number of inquiries to the various quilt and textile museums asking for the information or links to articles that I could avail for myself. I will let everyone know what I am able to find out.

In looking for my information I struck gold! I found, some of the best links to great history and quilt information, available on line. I am including some of the links that I found of particular interest and will periodically post more links as I have the chance to view the information.

http://www.quilthistory.com/museums.htm—–Master List of Quilt Museum Lists,

Great Lakes Center / Michigan State University Quilt Museum

International Quilt Study , Lincoln Nebraska

Quilt and Textile Lectures in podcast form

WEB SITES FOR WOMAN’S HISTORY

WOMAN’S HISTORY

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