Fifthroom Living



What is it about Typography? That really formal word for ‘Letters’?  I love the shapes of letters, the words they create, the fonts… all of it has a pull like no other image for me. This great pieced Alphabet quilt is so classic in it’s red and green.

This quilt is  Circa 1910 from the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997.007.0324


Many quilts have initials on them. If you hang out with me, you know I love the quilts that are more out there, wild, free, created with abandon! This quilt made me gasp when I saw it! Look at all the funky crazy things in there.. animals, odd flowers, random tossed baskets… and letters. Can you find them? Wonder if those are the initials of the maker?

This quilt is  Circa 1860-1880  International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.040.0114

When modern quilters took to putting letters on quilts they ran with it! From quotes, single letters for initials and such… to this quilt by that is a very modern interpretation of the Alphabet. It is one of my current favorites. Yes.. it’s on my to do list!

Heartfelt Welcome is one of my quilts with words. I think I would put words on ALL my quilts… but you might get board with that..or would you?


Do you put words on quilts?


~Pat Sloan


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