The first time I went to an all antique quilt auction was in Southern California.
One of those large Mid-western quilt dealer auction houses was holding an auction at a nearby hotel and I was very excited to go.
Read more about this pattern at the bottom of this page.
I am sharing the stories of two pioneer quilts made with this pattern.
After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.
Friendship quilts are a way of connecting with friends and family.
Signature and raffle quilts tell us about families, community organizations, and churches.
Crazy quilts tells us about the maker's interests as well as her hand sewing ability.
In the case of pioneer women these signed quilts were especially precious as they brought sweet memories of dear ones they might never see again.
One of the most popular patterns used for friendship quilts was the Chimney Sweep.