HNW - Re: Quilts and Coverlets

Irene Davis idavis at
Wed Apr 29 23:24:54 PDT 1998

> The V&A incidentally also has another one - a Sicilian
>quilt which is the pair to one in the Bargello museum in Florence
>(originally part of the same piece or pieces) but which is too fragile 
>display.  But I digress.

Ok - I want to digress, too. For quite some time I have been meaning to 
ask about coverlets and quilts. Blankets are pretty obvious, just woven 
fabric, but when and where do we KNOW that coverlets with embroidery, 
applique or other piecing techniques arose? Inquiring minds want to 


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