Monday, November 17, 2014

Generation Q


A wonderful article by Susan Beal in the latest issue of Generation Q Magazine includes quilts from my collection, and one I made. The subject is wool, and Susan is the perfect person to write about it. She recently published a book with Pendleton called "Hand-Stitched Home, Projects to sew with Pendleton & other wools" - a must-have, in my opinion.

Three of the antique wool quilts illustrating the article are from my collection. One is an old New England patchwork quilt; one is an embellished crazy quilt from the late Victorian period, and the other is a sampler from the turn of the century. All three show the richness and versatility of wool, a material that can be used in many ways. 

old New England patchwork quilt, c. 1810
wool Crazy Quilt, c. 1900
sampler quilt made for Jasper Barnthouse, PA 1902
It was fun to see my "Wild Eyed Susans" quilt included with the article. This little quilt is probably ready to sign autographs with all the positive attention it has received. Props to the unknown person who made the tufted stars, upcycled and used as flowers.

Love everything about this magazine, the articles, the pictures, the staff-- and I'm honored to be included in it. Thank you, Susan Beal and Generation Q!! 


  1. Question about the brown/tan/black square in a square quilt - are those the original colours, or has one (or more) of them faded over time?

    1. I believe there was variation in the tones of the original fabrics. It was possibly home loomed and home dyed. There is not much to suggest significant fading, at least to my eye.

  2. More good press, Bill -- congrats! I'll be on the lookout for that issue.

  3. Congrats on the inclusion in the article!

  4. Congratulations, Bill! I love the Wild Eyed Susan piece!

  5. Beautiful quilts as always. You sound a little envious of the adoration Wild Eyed Susans is getting :)