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.
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…”
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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.
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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 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…
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