|A quilt I call "Purely American", c. 1860, Kentucky|
One of the two quilts in the blog is this early Kentucky quilt (pictured), which also appears in one episode of "Why Quilts Matter". This masterful example is expertly made, all pieced and quilted by hand, with wonderful decorative quilting. It has an intriguing path of owners, from Shelly Zegart and America Hurrah to Susie Tompkins of Esprit. I bought it from Julie Silber, and now it is part of my collection. Great quilt!
To check out the July "Why Quilts Matter" guest blog, click here.