Thursday, December 7, 2017

Top 20 Quilts of 2017: #20, Andrea Proudfoot's Quilt

Everything new is old again. Pieced alphabets are popular, but nothing new.
This month, I am posting a series of blogs counting down my top 20 quilts of the year. All the quilts were acquired by the collection in 2017, and they represent four centuries of American quilts. 

Everything new is old again. The recent wave of quilts with pieced letters actually has some historical context. Alphabet quilts appeared as early as the late 19th century. They were uncommon, if not rare, but they have surfaced from time to time. Andrea Proudfoot was among the first to copyright her alphabet, and she even quilted the copyright into her quilt!

I blogged about the quilt in March. To view the original blog, click here.

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