Contemporary Art Quilter Pat Pauly's random thoughts and excursions made public.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Resistance in Printing
Seen at the American Folk Art Museum last week, this center medallion quilt features a printed square by John Hewson. Hewson, a calico printer, challenged the authority of the British over colonial America through his printing on fabric. This center panel is his trademark. The quilt from an unidentified quilter dates to 1790- 1810.