All members are dedicated to providing professional and ethical expertise on quilts and quilted textiles.
PAAQT members: Our membership application mentions American Quilter’s Society, an Accredited (AM from ASA or ISA) or Certified (CFA; Senior Member from ASA or CAPP from ISA) or a certificate of membership from AAA.
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.
She covers how to estimate the age of a quilt - based on pattern, fabric, design, colors, etc.
The Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles (PAAQT) is an international organization established in 1992 to promote and guide professional certified quilt appraisers.
Quilts, women, and men, from all walks of life and geographic location can open our eyes and our heart to those who sewed before us.
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.
Signature and raffle quilts tell us about families, community organizations, and churches.
Rich chocolate brown (think the color of a milk chocolate bar, hence the alternate name ‘Hershey’ brown) was often paired with white in quilts.
In fact, that segment of the Victorian period is often referred to as “the brown years” because of the prominence of browns in paints and fabrics.
See some of the Challenge Mini Art Quilts An expanded BOUTIQUE at the Quilt Show was a bit hit.
If you've been to our Boutique in the past, you'll know that a variety of wonderful handmade items are displayed for sale: small art quilts, jewelry, scarves, aprons, knitted and crocheted pieces, handmade journals, and much more!