If you haven’t heard of John Hewson, read a little about him here:
He is considered America’s first calico printer in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s. I think these panels are so very beautiful and was excited when Andover was able to work with Winterthur Museum to offer reproductions of the wood block images. I hope you have been able to find some of these panels because you won’t see them come around again any time soon.
I feel like I was able to re-create a piece of history. Here is the top I made last Fall and showed at Market in Houston.
It has since been beautifully machine quilted and bound. The stripe from ‘Elizabethtown’ was the perfect outer border for me.
Here is the antique quilt when it was on exhibit at the Folk Art Museum, Spring 2011.