A must read blog for me is Barbara Brackman's Material Culture. I've been a long time fan of her books and was delighted when I found her blog last year. Her posts are always informative, long enough to get your teeth into, but not so long you feel you are reading a thesis.
Last fall she wrote about Alamance, North Carolina and the history of a particular kind of woven cotton manufactured just after the civil war.
I went to my little warehouse (garage) and dug out these very old, sometimes bashed up quilts.
Although Alamance and other areas of the south seemed to specialize in checks, these fabrics seemed to fit the bill. I wonder??
Is this Alamance cloth?
Hello there Jan and pleased to meet you. Thank you for commenting on my blog - I love an old quilt!ReplyDelete
I think I have a couple of old quilts with this cloth on the back too, but I have no clue if it's Almance cloth or not. No help, am I?ReplyDelete
whatever it is, it is certainly very beautiful...ReplyDelete
It may well be - I love her books too and shall check out her blog - thanks!!ReplyDelete
I don't know but they are lovely and rich with history.ReplyDelete
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