Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Do you have a quilter among your ancestors?

Beatrice V. Pierce (1921-1993) sewed the quilt in the above photo. She made this and other quilts during her teen years while living in the Pierce Level area of Wilmer.

Quilters highly favored this traditional fan quilt block because it allowed them to play with color and pattern.
Beatrice V. Pierce

Quilts are an American folk art and designs vary by place and time. They can tell a story about the people who made them. Quilts can be found in history and art museums.

These webpages can give you more information about the history of quilts: 
Do you have a quilter among your ancestors?

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, we have a quilter whose quilt, from Civil War days, was just donated to a SC archive. You are right, there are many possible stories and meanings in a quilt. Our relative sewed some imperfections in the quilt, deliberately, to make the point that only God could make a perfect creation.