Last night I attended our monthly Quilt Guild Meeting of the Lighthouse Quilt Guild. It was great fun and very interesting to have one of our own members do a presentation of 20 quilts from the past 20 decades. She started with one from the 1820s!
I managed to get a few (bad phone) shots that I thought would be fun to share and talk just a bit about.
From the late 1800s. Paper Piecing anyone? This top still has the papers in it! It is easily dated by one of the papers that had a date on it. Many of the paper pieces were from patterns!
Also late 1800s. Log Cabin in the Court House Steps Variation.
As Jane brought many of these quilts out last night, I just kept thinking about the 'modern quilt' movement - and how its really quite rooted in the past!