Preservation 1830 – 1850 is a brand new thread box curated by Moda, benefitting the IQSCM. The threads were selected to accentuate a stunning reproduction quilt based on one of the historical quilts in Mark Dunn’s impressive collection, but stand just as well on their own.
THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
Preservation 1830 – 1850
100% Aurifil 50wt Cotton, 12 Large Spools
2230 – 1103 – 2437 – 2310 – 2345 – 2314 – 2330 – 1285 – 2370 – 5013 – 4656 – 6726
FABRIC COLLECTION DETAILS
Dating to 1830, the original Medallion quilt from England that inspired this Preservation collection features a series of five different patchwork borders framing a unique, pre-printed panel that remains uncut. This is a classic style or Northumberland patchwork from the first half of the nineteenth century. The new fabric collection features 40 SKUs across 4 color ways.
To learn more about the fabrics, precuts and patterns available, please click here or on the image above.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s mission is to uncover the world through the cultural and artistic significance of quilts, and to research, acquire, and exhibit them in all their forms and expressions. The IQSCM is envisioned as a dynamic center of formal and informal learning and discovery for students, teachers, scholars, artists, quilters and others. The comprehensive and accessible collection of quilts, related textiles and documents form a primary text for study, insight and inspiration.
To learn more about the IQSCM, view their online galleries and find out how to get involved, please click here or on the image above.
Can you tell us a bit about the history of the Medallion quilt that inspired the Preservation collection?
Medallion was made by an unknown maker, probably in Allendale region, England, circa 1830. The provenance on this quilt is largely unknown, however the style and fabrics tell us a lot about its origins.
Fiona Diaper, former manager of the Quilt Museum & Gallery in York, wrote: “These visually pleasing Medallion quilts, which were particularly popular from 1800 to 1850, vary immensely in terms of design, construction and materials. Just as with different dialects and landscapes across the UK, quilts can sometimes show regional influences too. This lively version comes from the north of England.”
Scholar Bridget Long agreed: “The quilt’s center block is composed of four printed panels, that were manufactured to be cut apart and used in a variety of household furnishings. In addition, the quilt has quilting designs common in northern England in the period of 1800-1850.”
Can the public see this quilt on display?
The quilt was just shown in “Getting to Know You,” the inaugural exhibition in our newly expanded galleries, which opened in June 2015. Because of our strict protocols for caring for the collection, it will not show in our galleries in the near future. It may travel as a part of one of our featured exhibitions, which are shown throughout the world. For now, it can be seen on the online exhibition here and under Search the Collections on our site www.quiltstudy.org.
How did you go about selecting colors and thread weight for the coordinating thread collection?
Our director worked with our visitor services team—who happen to be quilters. We went with the 50-weight thread, because it is nice and fine for piecing. If you choose to use it for quilting, it enhances the three-dimensional texture without the thread being a focal point, which is true to the original piece. For the colors, we chose a variety that would blend and enhance the tones of the fabric.
Can you tell us more about the IQSCM and its mission?
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at Quilt House is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus at 33rd and Holdrege streets. The museum has the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection, dating from the early 1700s to present and representing more than 45 countries. The IQSCM makes its academic home in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s mission is to uncover the world through the cultural and artistic significance of quilts, and to research, acquire, and exhibit them in all their forms and expressions. For more information visit www.quiltstudy.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
PRESERVATION/IQSCM RELEASE EVENT!
Thank you for visiting us for the the IQSCM/Preservation Release Event! The Preservation Collection benefitting IQSCM is a collaborative project involving Moda Fabrics, Aurifil Threads and the IQSCM. To learn more about these companies, take a peek at collections & exhibits, and take part in a fabulous giveaway, make sure to follow along via the links below.