Dating fabrics eileen jahnke trestain
Quilt Treasures: Cuesta Benberry, An African American Quilt Scholar Amanda Grace Sikarskie; Mary Worrall Quilt scholar Cuesta Benberry, was the pioneer of researching African American quiltmaking and she is a Quilt Treasure. Some quilts contain examples of more than one of these colors and thus appear in more than one gallery.
Like, antimony or chrome orange, chrome greens and yellows were popular in the period from about 1860 to 1880 and were produced, often in the home, from highly toxic chemical dye powders.
This dye was often made in the home from store-bought powder, however, the high lead content of the dye made it (in retrospect) a dangerous substance with which to work.
Clues in the Calico: A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts. Thus, this dye can help to both identify both the date and location in which a quilt was made.
Understanding Quilt-Specific Colors: Cheddar Amanda Grace Sikarskie Each of these color galleries represents a color given as a value for “Quilt-Specific Colors” in the Quilt Index Comprehensive Fields.
Understanding Quilt-Specific Colors: Chocolate Brown Amanda Grace Sikarskie Each of these color galleries represents a color given as a value for “Quilt-Specific Colors” in the Quilt Index Comprehensive Fields.
Data from quiltmakers and collector's help to achieve the goal of finding Michigan initiated quilts. Very specific “quilty” colors often reveal specific fabrics, a specific historical time period, or a particular quilting method.