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Daily Archives: January 7, 2015

Samplers…

Over the last couple of weeks,  I have received a few emails from customers with questions about what samplers were, how they worked and were the idea came from. I knew a little bit about the topic but as a result of these questions, I did a bit more research and thought I would share them with you…   A BIT OF HISTORY …the vintage sampler our VINTAGE FARMHOUSE was based around. It seems that prior to the mid 1800's, most quilts were traditionally created as medallion style quilts, both here in the US and back in England. The center medallion was the focal element of the quilt and the remainder of the quilt was created around the medallion with various borders both plain and intricate.   In the early 1800's, American quilters slowly began experimenting with the currently more utilized, grid pattern…