Follow Friday: Textile Time Travels

One of the most exciting things I have seen happening during the last few years is how quickly quilting is catching on among younger generations of quilters. Generation X and Generation Y quilters certainly make a strong statement with simple yet very bold and colorful designs. I thoroughly enjoy visiting the blogs of many young, contemporary quilters, and occasionally have allowed myself to try out some of these designs myself.

I must admit, however, that I will probably always gravitate first toward traditional quilts. After all, it was a love for “old” designs that turned me on to quilting in the first place. And a large part of that interest lies in the stories behind many of these quilts.

Today I would like to introduce you to Sandra Starley, a professional quilt appraisal. Her blog —Textile Time Travels— features a really interesting collection of antique quilts, with interesting insights on each one. (As an appliqué lover myself, I am naturally drawn to all the appliqué quilts she shows.)

So for this one… pour yourself a cuppa, sit back, relax, and prepare for an interesting time for eye candy and learning!

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  1. Posted January 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I am interested in following the ‘modern’ quilters to see what they are doing in ten years time … will they still be making the same style of quilts, or something totally different, or maybe traditional styles.

    Judy B

    • Posted January 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

      I agree, Judy. I think we all “evolve” over time. I know that my taste has changed over the years. Also with colors. And perhaps one of the reasons why young quilters opt for simple quilts is because they are most often young parents, with little free time to sew. As their kids grew up, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them going for more “complicated” projects, too. 🙂