Textiles and the Triplett Sisters

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Northern Chintz Quilt Style

As some of you may recall, I’ve been researching whether there is a regional style of chintz applique. (If you want to re-read the previous blogs, here are the links to the first, second, third, and fourth blog.) After more research, I identified 20 quilts in the style, although the whereabouts are not always known. To see these quilts, please check out our Pinterest page at this link. Wherever possible we’ve included documentation about the quilt, but a few quilts in private collections are not included. Because of some written records, we know there are still additional quilts in this style out there. So, if you know about one of these quilts, please send me the information!

We also identified more than 10 mixed album quilts which fit into this grouping by both style (chintz applique blocks are included) and because of interconnected signatures and makers. That group of quilts can be found as a section at this Pinterest page link. We’ve identified 8 workshops or sewing circles and would like to find some of the additional quilts made by these groups. So, please don’t hesitate to send additional information about the mixed album quilts from the PA, NJ, Ohio, Delaware, New York, Connecticut and the transitional state of Maryland.

Finally, because of the research, I fell in love with the style. So, I’ve already decided to make my own version of the Northern Chintz Quilt Style. Others also fell in love with the style and are joining me in the creation. I hope that you will join us too! I’ve created a Facebook page for all of us that want to work together, as well as share more historical information at this link. We’ve also created a starter set with reproductions of the actual fabrics used in many of these blocks available at this link. So please join me as I continue the research and create a quilt!