National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St
Bedford, PA 15522


Related Quilts and Coverlets from a Golden Age

The years 1830 to 1870 were prime years – a veritable “Golden Age” –
for figured and fancy coverlets and for appliqued quilts.

Middle-class Americans favored romantic revival designs for interior decoration.
Rococo Revival designs, which featured symbolic interpretations of nature, flowers,
leaves, vines, birds, etc., were the most popular.
It is not surprising that coverlet weavers and quilt makers embraced this trend as they designed their patterns.

In this exhibition we have paired coverlets with quilts to illustrate their common motifs.
The Quilts and Coverlets are from the collections of
Virginia Gunn, Harold Mailand and The National Museum of the American Coverlet.

An accompanying catalog shows each textile in color along with a detailed description.

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