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The Quiltmaker's Legacy: Our Quilting and Textile Heritage

When a quiltmaker makes a quilt, she is creating something more than a simple bedcover. She is making an heirloom which will be treasured decades later by family or collector, and the quilt will only improve with the passage of time.

This "Quiltmaker's Legacy" page focusses on the issues surrounding antique quilts and textiles -- their care, valuation, dating, and historical interest. Planet Patchwork (tm) is pleased to have the assistance of Kris Driessen as the guiding inspiration for this page. Kris runs Hickory Hill Antique Quilts in Albany, New York. She is a primary source and advocate of information exchange on antique textiles on the internet, and her contacts in the quilt restoration and history communities are invaluable in the development of this page.

Follow these links to explore the fascinating world of antique quilts!

  • "Buying Old Quilts," by Deborah Roberts. AQS-Certified quilt appraiser Debbie Roberts talks about how to select and purchase old quilts. The first in a series.
  • The Kirk Collection. Nancy Kirk's fabulous online store featuring antique fabrics, embellishments, books, and more!



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