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Traditionally made from textiles used in the production of military uniforms, military quilts are often referred to as Crimean quilts. This quilt was reputedly made by William Brayley of the Devonshire Regiment. Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Hexagon Patchwork, Hexagon Quilting, Illustration Arte, Textiles Techniques, English Paper Piecing, Hand Quilting, Quilt Making

Military Quilt

Traditionally made from textiles used in the production of military uniforms, military quilts are often referred to as Crimean quilts. This quilt was reputedly made by William Brayley of the Devonshire Regiment.

A breath taking quilt exhibition, made by American soldiers using military fabrics, on now at The American Folk Art Museum in New York. Just amazing. Thank you for such a lovely day Textile Design, Textile Art, Quilt Design, Diamond Quilt, English Paper Piecing, Antique Quilts, American Soldiers, Textiles, Quilting Designs

Flora Waycott on Instagram: “A breath taking quilt exhibition, made by American soldiers using military fabrics, on now at The American Folk Art Museum @afamuseum in…”

1,784 Likes, 37 Comments - Flora Waycott (@florawaycott) on Instagram: “A breath taking quilt exhibition, made by American soldiers using military fabrics, on now at The…”

Meg Cox at the War and Pieced Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum. Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Geometric Quilt, The Quilt Show, Medallion Quilt, Colonial, Antique Tools, Scroll Saw Patterns, Patch

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Meg Cox at the War and Pieced Exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum.

Detail of Soldier’s Quilt by an unidentified artist (Crimea, India, or United Kingdom, wool, probably from military uniforms; hand-appliquéd with buttonhole fabric discs (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) Old Quilts, Vintage Quilts, African Crafts, New York Museums, Patriotic Quilts, Weird And Wonderful, Quilt Making, Quilting Projects, Art Museum

The Wartime Quilts Made by Men from Military Uniforms

The American Folk Art Museum in New York is exhibiting wartime quilts made by British soldiers from their uniforms in the 18th and 19th centuries.

“ Did you see our Crimean War quilt at the Tate Britain folk art show (or even here! Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Museum Art Gallery, Queer As Folk, Maker Culture, Tate Britain, Medallion Quilt, Star Quilts, Scrappy Quilts

British Folk Art – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate

The first major survey of British Folk Art will open at Tate Britain in June 2014.

Uncommon Patience or Useless Work? Old Quilts, Antique Quilts, Vintage Textiles, Vintage Quilts, Postage Stamp Quilt, Quilting Designs, Quilting Ideas, Oldies But Goodies, Needle And Thread

Barbara Brackman's MATERIAL CULTURE

Information from a quilt historian About quilt fabric past and present

Wartime Quilts Honor Battles and Leaders, but Mostly Art - The New York Times Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Patch Quilt, Quilt Blocks, Love Statue, Mariners Compass, African Crafts, English Paper Piecing, Star Quilts

Mosaic quilt made by unknown maker 1850 Crimea, India, British made out of military material uniforms

quilt made during the Crimean War by soldiers using the felt of old uniforms. Crimean War, Military Uniforms, Quilt Making, Soldiers, Florence, Quilting, Felt, Museum, English

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353 Likes, 38 Comments - Florence (@flossieteacakes) on Instagram: “My son and I visited a tiny museum today where this stunning quilt was on display, made during the…”

Yesterday after our guild meeting in New York City, Helen and I visited the American Folk Art Museum to see the second installment of the. Antique Quilts, Old Antiques, Textile Art, Art Museum, Folk Art, Bunny, Textiles, Blanket, Projects

Soldier's Quilt

Yesterday after our guild meeting in New York City, Helen and I visited the American Folk Art Museum to see the second installment of their quilt exhibit. It was wonderful. This is one of my favorites. It's said to have been made by a soldier (around 1854-1890), probably in the US, the UK or Canada. That's really narrowing it down! This type of quilt is known as a military quilt or a Crimean quilt. Most examples are found in Great Britain where recuperating soldiers made them out of wool…

Geometric Quilt, Artist unidentified United States or Great Britain c. Pieced and appliquéd flannel 67 x 66 in. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Altria Group, Inc. Old Quilts, Amish Quilts, Antique Quilts, Vintage Quilts, Victorian Quilts, Triangles, Geometric Quilt, Hexagon Quilt, Civil War Quilts

International Quilt Museum - Lincoln, NE

The theater of war is an unlikely backdrop for the making of quilts of dazzling beauty. Stitched with varying degrees of skill by soldiers, sailors, and regimental tailors, from a distance they seem exemplars of disciplined precision, each small piece of heavy wool aligned to the next with military regularity. As one draws near, though, it is hard not to sense the beating