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In 2010, Bill discovered a vibrant 1970s quilt at a local antique show in Portland. It was unlike anything he had collected, but he found himself inexplicably drawn to it. Less than a year later, Bill found himself actively collecting 1970s quilts. The quilts represent a transitional period in quilting. In the 70s, quilters often used double-knit polyester due to a lack of availability of cotton quilting fabric, and trends included wide bindings, tying rather than quilting, bold color combinations, and the simplification of traditional designs.


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The Volckening Collection

1970s Quilts