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    Today I am hand embroidering a quilt to commemorate a special someones wedding day! I pulled out these embroidered vintage quilt blocks for inspiration. I love the subtle imperfections and the speckled stains acquired from age. I also love the individual differences in script and stitches, and the old fashion names. I found these blocks in an antique store many years back. A quilt that has names embroidered on it usually is called a "signature quilt". This style quilt was common around the late 19th century.  This type of quilt was a way in which people and organizations raised money for a cause.  People paid for the privilege of having their name added. Or this might have been created as a friendship offering for someone in the group, or a church director, or a departing friend. Whatever the reason, I think it's charming!

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      I have a little handsewn signature/friendship quilt that has been on my bed since I was a child. It is in need of repair on a few squares, and yes there are stains and imperfections, which I cherish. I love this type of quilts…the handstitched name adds such character to them.

      On September 12, 2014

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    • Katy says...

      I inherited a signature quilt that my great-grandmother made with her friends. She got so mad at one woman that she unstitched her name. She was a very funny woman and I wish I knew the story. Sometimes the signature is just the start of a story.

      On September 05, 2012

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