Dating antique quilts
The pattern was first published in 1928 in "Capper's Weekly" magazine.
The grandmother's flower garden pattern, also called honeycomb or hexagon, can be traced back to the 18th century.
It was a popular antique quilt weave from 1880 to 1920. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces.
If you've found or purchased a quilt, you may want to know when or where it was made.A quilt made in the 1920s or earlier is also considered antique.Most antique and vintage quilts were made by hand with no help from a sewing machine.King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.The study into quilt history is a rapidly growing area of research in American history: the important role women played in our history; domestic life in the 18th-20 centuries; development of the textile industry in the Asia, India, Europe and America; the purpose for making quilts; their pattern and style development over time; current reproduction fabrics; and last but not least, dating a quilt or a single piece of fabric by its dyes and the method used to print it.