Historic Fabrics for Quilts with Bobbe Benvin, Full Episode

Quilt Out Loud | November 2012

Trends in quilting are exciting and fresh, but traditional designs are forever popular and the interest in them always cycles around. Mark shows the scrappy quilt he designed for the Jan/Feb issue of Love of Quilting magazine using reproduction fabrics. Modern or traditional: design and fabric choices are the key! Jodie visits with Bobbe Benvin who has combined her love of history and quilting to find her niche in the world of antique quilts.

Jodie continues her conversation with Bobbe Benvin. Bobbe was inspired by the quilt treasures of the York County Heritage Trust in Pennsylvania to collect antique quilts of the pre-Civil War era, most in the 1840’s time period. In this segment, Bobbe shows the original quilts and the reproduction historic quilt fabrics she designed from them for P & B Textile.

Bobbe Benvin shows more of her resource material in the form of vintage quilt blocks and fabrics. Bobbe shows a vintage fabric of an eagle and wreath design and the more usable fabric designed. Bobbe’s fifth collection, Early Finery, was based on individual vintage quilt blocks she collected.

Jodie and Mark review Home Sweet Quilt by Jill Lily and show two of the fresh and modern quilts from the book.

For more information abotu the show, visit the Quilt Out Loud! web site.

4 Comments

  1. To Jodie and Mark et al:

    Thank you so much for the privilege to appear on “Quilt Out Loud!” Certainly one of the highlights of my quilting career. Hope you enjoyed your visit to York. Come back soon!

    Roberta (Bobbe) Benvin, 1 year ago Reply

    • Gosh, thanks Bobbe! It was wonderful to meet you and get the background on what you do. Fascinating! I feel priviledges to get to know such accomplished quilters in such a personal way. Thank you for sharing yourself and your work!!!
      Oh yes, and York was such a wonderful surprise. What a gem!

      jdavis, 1 year ago Reply

    • I love what Bobbe has done. I just started collecting fabric from the 1800′s era. I had been researching the patterns that they made during that time period. I hadn’t even thought about the quilting part yet. This is wonderful. I can’t wait to get her book. I have always loved American History. Thanks so much!

      tammy, 1 year ago Reply

  2. The most valuable part of this video for me was part of the first segment with Edyta Sitar. Had no idea she had such a great technique for making perfect points on a Dresden Plate.

    Kay Ahr, 11 months ago Reply


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