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English influence is evident in chintz appliqué quilts made in America. The center medallion composition and the use of pictorial appliqué were both typical of eighteenth century English quiltmaking traditions. In addition, the majority of fabrics used in these quilts were printed in England.
This unfinished quilt top illustrates the strong influence of English culture on chintz appliqué quilts, particularly in the use of pictorial appliqué and in the multiple story lines illustrated in the various fabrics. In the center of the quilt top, and repeated in the outer border, one fabric portrays a number of English and Indian hunters engaged in a wild boar hunt. A second fabric that portrays young people in a variety of activities illustrates a popular English poem, “The Deserted Village,” a moral tale of innocence corrupted by evil. A banner in a third fabric, located in the bottom row, identifies it as the “The village and church of Waterloo.” This references the legendary rout of Napoleon by Wellington at the battle of Waterloo in 1815.
This quilt appeared in the 2008 exhibition "Chintz Appliqué: From Imitation to Icon," curated by Carolyn Ducey, curator of collections. Source by : @quiltstudy That’s an interesting combination, isn’t it? 💗💕