AMERICAN PIC NIC QUILT
I love hand-stitched quilts. American quilts – mainly from the South, Midwest and Northeast – tell wonderful stories. Often made of repurposed seed bags, worn shirts or smocks and sentimental scraps, these quilts were made with love, skill and time we’d be wise to recall.
Quilts can be identified by popular patterns and fabrics used. Most easy to date is the invention of the sewing machine, in 1846, and the amount of handwork involved. At Loveland, I date quilts “Civil War Era,” “Depression Era, and so on.
This pic nic quilt has the makers’ personal touch of a winter palette of leaves, acorns, checks and stripes . Hand stitched and quilted. The back is a chocolate and amber calico. Immaculate condition. Pre 1846 circa.
Pic Nic Quilt
80” x 80”
Made in USA