a conversation between two friends separated by one state, sharing the same passion for the art of knitwear.

knitorious is an archive for knitwear designers, knitwear students, knitwear lovers and even the knitwear curious.


quilt masterpieces

Converging Values | Ramona Chinn | pieced cotton, 29x29.5" | 1986. Anchorage, Alaska.

Dayglow | Judith Lazelere | pieced cotton, 78x72" | 1986. Dedham, Massachusetts.

Ray of Light | Jinny Beyer | pieced cotton, 92x83" | 1982. Great Falls, Virginia

Broken Dishes | pieced cotton, 81.5x69" | c. 1930. Midwest

Pyramid Tumbling Blocks | pieced cotton, 108x94" | c. 1935. Ohio

Masonic Ribbon | pieced and embroidered silk and velvet, 66.5x56.5" | c. 1890. Kentucky

Graveyard | Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell | pieced, appliqued, and embroidered cotton,
85x81 | 1839. Lewis County, Kentucky

Stair Steps or Illusion | Ann Johnson | pieced and embroidered silk, taffeta, and crepe,
70x81.5" | c. 1890. Taylor County, Kentucky

Central Medallion Constitution | appliqued, embroidered, and pieced cotton, 73x66" |
c. 1860-1880. Place of origin unknown.

Bible | appliqued and embroidered velvet and woo, 76x71" | c. 1860-1890.
Place of origin unknown.

Crazy Quilt | Florence Elizabeth Marvin | pieced, appliqued, and embroidered silk and velvet,
80x76" | 1886. Brooklyn Heights, New York.

Kaleidoscope | pieced and appliqued cotton, 85x85" | c. 1910. New Jersey.

Rainbow Monogram and Initial | Ida W. Beck | appliqued and embroidered cotton,
94x90" | 1952-1954. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Crib Quilt Top | pieced and appliqued cotton, 38x38" | c. 1885. New York.

Black Family Album | Sarah Ann Wilson | appliqued, embroidered, and pieced cotton,
85x100" | 1854. New York or New Jersey.

Pieced and Appliqued Quilt | Martha Hewitt | pieced and appliqued cotton, 80x72" |
1855. Michigan

Alphabets | Yvonne M. Khin | pieced, appliqued, and embroidered cotton, 58x52" |
1984. Bethesda, Maryland.

Centennial | G. Knappenberger (what a last name) | pieced and appliqued cotton,
71.5x83.5" | 1876. Pennsylvania.

Pieced Star with Sawtooth Border | pieced cotton, 85x88" | c. 1890. Pennsylvania.

I really can't even write anything about these... I'm not worthy...
Photos from the book, Quilt Masterpieces by Susanna Pfeffer


  1. Amazing. Esp Pyramid Tumbling Blocks.

  2. wow! amamzing. i wat to start my own quilt and pass it down through my family :)