Everything goes in cycles, is what they say and I think with regard to our wonderful quilting heritage, that follows also. More and more quilters are turning to the past to create their special family quilts for their future generations. There are a number of sites on the web that offer vintage quilt patterns and information, some for free and some you can purchase. I have identified just a small sample of these sites here for you. Iíve also highlighted some lovely books covering the areas of vintage quilts and patterns.
beautiful vintage quilt patterns from Free Quilt Patterns. These patterns are very well catalogued and have a small amount of historical information attached to them. These patterns are offered FREE, from Free Quilting Patterns
The Womenfolk website is especially well done, for those quilters who are looking for more than just a pattern. Here youíll find lots of history relating to the stories behind quilts and blocks from long ago. Have a cuppa while you read this site, itís worth the time spent! These patterns are offered FREE from Womenfolk
This site doesnít offer free patterns, but has a massive array of vintage look fabrics that will give your quilts an authentic vintage look, from Piecing the Past
gorgeous vintage patterns for purchase from Cindyís Antique Quilts
Quilting About has a lovely antique quilt pattern for you to make, titled Vintage Chains. This pattern is offered FREE from Quilting About.
there is a number of unique vintage quilt patterns on this site for purchase from Michelle Yeo quilt Designs.
youíll need a bit of time to surf through this site, which has some beautiful vintage quilt patterns available for purchase, from Shop vintage And Vogue
this is a very good article on reading the history that is in your vintage quilt. This very interesting article is from E How.
Wow, this site is new to me and Iím going to take some time out to read through all the wonderful information available here from Tour Vintage Quilt.
same website as above, but this article focus on Childrenís vintage quilts from the 19th Century.