Patches From the Past
Scraps of Fabric, Sewing & Quilting History

Early Quilting
and Textiles

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When Rugs Weren't for Floors

The use of blankets, bed rugs and coverlets in Colonial America.

The Not So Good Lives of New England's Good Wives

A bit about what life was like for Colonial women.

The Myth of Colonial Quilting

Did ordinary women in early America sit by the fire and quilt?

Quilts: From Ancient Egypt to America’s Shore

Quilting wasn't always used for bedcoverings.

Samplers: Seventeenth Century Needlework

A sample of women's lives in the 1600s.

Glazed and Glorious: The Calamanco Quilt

A glazed fabric from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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