Have you seen this book?

Have you seen the book called “The 1718 Coverlet” by Susan Briscoe?  It’s not published yet, but you can pre-order one from Amazon.  They start shipping on August 19th and this is one of those books I think you’ll want!

1718 quilt photoI fell in love with this quilt the minute I saw it.   The original quilt was reconstructed with the help of The Quilter’s Guild and both the original and the reconstructed quilt will be on display in Britain from September 5th through December 13th.  It would be worth the trip just to see this quilt!

You can read all about the quilt on Amazon or Facebook.  Be sure and “like” the Facebook page so you get the updates from The Quilter’s guild.  I think this quilt calls for a quilt group so we can work on it together.  I’ll let you know if I come up with a leader (no, it can’t be me) .

If you like the quilt, pre-order the book so you get it right away.  It’s a great project for Fall.

Thinking ahead!


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  • liz - I’ve been thinking about ordering this book and making the quilt in red and white…I have a thing for two-color quilts, ya’ know.ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna Dodson - Wow, that’s amazing!

    I love recreating old quilts!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
    Wow, this quilt looks like it would be such fun to do! The blocks are unlike any I’ve seen. I do hope you find someone to host a group, I would definitely be on board. I’ll be watching!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia G Hayes - Anne, thanks for sharing. Will be on the list to watch for and hope someone will start us off. Maybe Jo Morton?????ReplyCancel

  • Anita - Love the book! It’s on my wish list :)ReplyCancel

  • rosa - Looks fabulous.How many blocks are there?ReplyCancel

  • Barb - WOW! This is beautiful. I’m going to have to investigate the book.

    This would take me a lifetime to re-create but it is stunning. I’d like to go to Britain too just to see this.

    How was your visit with your family? Are they still with you or did they have to go home:-(ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Moore - The one thing I’ve found in my research on historical American quilts is that the patchwork quilt came from necessity. Well worn, usually whole cloth quilts, repaired with patches over and again gradually progressed into more ordered patchwork tops. And, because of the scarcity of materials in the new world, patchwork came as a result.
    Here we find that the American patchwork quilt may not be uniquely our own doing after all. It should not be surprising that in the constant trade between the colonies and the mother country, patchwork supplies and ideas were abundantly traded.
    This 1718 quilt is a national treasure and this book gives invaluable historical information that is well worth the read.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Godkin - This is a beautiful quilt, the colors and those whimsical swans. Notice the heart wreath block on the right? I would definitely purchase the book to read about the history of making it. I would like to lend my quilters hand to a group effort so please contact me.ReplyCancel