Saturday, January 26, 2013

AQSG Quilt Study 2014: Civil War Reproduction

Georgann Eglinski
Becovering Before 1840
AQSG Quilt Study

The American Quilt Study Group encourages members to study quilts in a variety of ways. Years ago Bobbi Finley and Penny Tucker realized that one effective way to study an antique quilt is to copy it, so they invented the biennial AQSG Quilt Study. Pictured are a few quilts from one round studying "Bedcovers made before 1840." The upcoming round will study "Quilts from the Civil War: 1850-1865"

Becovering Before 1840
AQSG Quilt Study
Janet Locey on left,
Penny Tucker on right

Penny Tucker

Bobbi Finley

The co-chairs are now Greta VanDenBerg and Florence McConnell. Here's the announcement from AQSG about the latest round for 2014:

 "The focus of the 2014 Study will be Quilts from the Civil War: 1850-1865 covering the years leading up to and including the American Civil War. This study serves as a way of learning about our quilt heritage and to help promote AQSG.

"Please take a few minutes to read through the following guidelines. As the popularity and participation in the Quilt Studies has grown, it has become necessary to adjust some of the requirements. Most important are the guidelines for obtaining per­mission from the owner of the original quilt or quilt image used as inspiration for the Participant’s quilt. Therefore, it is a good idea to obtain the required permission before beginning your study project.

"If you plan to participate in the 2014 Quilt Study, it is important to promptly notify the Quilt Study Committee as soon as possible to receive forms and updated information as it becomes available (see contact information below). Exhibit space at Seminar will be limited to fifty (50) quilts and preference will be given to Participants ACCORDING TO THE POSTMARK DATE OF THE FIRST PERMISSION FORM RECEIVED.

"The following rules apply:

· For purposes of this Quilt Study a Civil War Quilt is defined as a quilt made between the years 1850-1865. The inspiration quilt must be clearly identifiable as a quilt from this time period using traditional methods of dating textiles.

· Participants may create an exact replica of the inspiration quilt, reproduce a portion of the inspiration quilt, or create a quilt ‘inspired’ by the inspiration quilt.

· Only AQSG Members may participate on any individual or group project. Each individual and/or group will be limited to submitting one quilt.

· An overall maximum measurement of 200 inches total for all four sides will be strictly enforced.

· To be considered a Quilt Study Participant each individual or group must submit a completed and signed Participant Release form to hold a place in the Seminar Exhibit. This form MUST BE SENT VIA REGULAR MAIL. Forms will be accepted as exhibit space allows through August 1, 2014. A waiting list will be created when the 50 spaces available at the Seminar Exhibit have been filled.

See more here:

View a few from the Star study round:

And see last year's Colonial Revival study here:
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WoolenSails said...

Wonderful quilts and I love trying to reproduce older quilts. My maiden name was Tucker and I have a sister named Penny, but not the same one, lol.


Rachel said...

Oh how fantastic!!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I started working on my quilt for AQSG a couple weeks it! Had all but one little fabric already in my stash...

Jen said...

Lovely quilts of days gone by. The blocks are beautiful.