Feature Article: "Antique Quilt Dating Guide" Review
Have you ever been at an auction, flea market, garage sale, antique shop, or even online.and stumble on what you think is the perfect quilt, but wish you could accurately date it before buying it? Ever doubt the sales tag on an antique quilt and want to be sure?
No one, not even a serious antique dealer, wants to lug around their quilt reference book collection. Quilt historian, Dr. Kimberly Wulfert, has come up with an easy and portable reference tool to date your quilts fast!
She has created two Antique Quilt Dating Guides that organize quilts by their STYLE and then by their date in a concise chart form.
They are small enough to carry with you, in your purse, or leave them in your glove compartment in your car. They are sturdy, lightweight, and resist tearing and moisture. And the format makes information so easy to find, and so easy to learn. The guides use quilt style as the primary reference point, and then groups each quilt style be an era.
There are two guides available. One guide covers Quilts in America from 1775 to 1900, the other covers Quilts in America from 1900 to 1950.
With the earlier guide, you will be able to differentiate and date signature styles of a quilt, hexagon quilts, mourning quilts, border styles, and more. Over 90 quilt styles are included.
In the later guide, Dr. Wulfert reviews distinguishing features of 20th century quilts. Over 35 styles are described in detail, and as a whole as they are differentiated in a checklist from 19th century quilts.
These Quick Guides are perfect for quilt collectors, dealers, study groups, and anyone who wants to learn about dating quilts.
The information is accurate, covering all the common styles during the eras they were popular. As you go across the chart, you will learn how particular styles changed over the decades. And when you get home, use them in conjunction with fabric dating guides to narrow down the date of your quilt. There will be exceptions, or course, so practice, and exposure to more antique quilts will sharpen your skills. But I think you find yourself returning to these guides again and again because of the wealth of information that is included.
The Antique Quilt Dating Guide 1775-1900 retails for $19.95. The 1900 to 1950 Guide retails for $9.95.
These Antique Quilt Guides offer information never presented before in such a clear and concise format.
Material Pleasures carries both guides. My best,