Stained Glass Window Quilt
by Crystal Podoris
(Sylacauga AL USA)
Intricate blend of tiny triangles
This quilt was made by my grandmother sometime back in the 1960's. It is made of "panels" that have tiny triangles of fabric sewn together in a circular pattern starting in the middle. This quilt is also heavy....it probably weighs easily 20 lbs.
I have never seen another quilt like this. My grandmother always called it the "Stained Glass" quilt, but I have no idea what the real pattern would be called, if there even is a real pattern for it.
My brother had this quilt in the crawlspace of his attic for years, and when he divorced, his wife called and asked if I wanted it. I got this quilt and several others.
This one in in a frame hanging on the wall in my bedroom. Could you help me identify the pattern?
There are many online sites with information about the heritage of quilting in America. Some are excellent, containing well-researched scholarly information, such as The International Quilt Study and Museum at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Others, such as Block Central's Quilt Directory contain links to many fine sites that pertain not only to the history of quilts, but to other elements of quilting as well.