John Hewson panel

If you haven’t heard of John Hewson, read a little about him here:

http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2009/05/john-hewson.html

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.

My re-creation of a quilt in the collection at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC.

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.

Antique quilt in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, NYC.

Enjoy!

 


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John Hewson panel — 5 Comments

    • You will need the sku number for the panel, sorry I don’t find the group on the Andover website any longer.
      You might try: http://www.quiltshops.com enter the John Hewson and see if any of the over 200 shops show they have it (or still have it)field.
      Good luck in your search!

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