Tag: Hannah Hauxwell

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When is a frame quilt not a frame quilt? When it is a medallion quilt. In fairness the terms are interchangeable, although ‘frame’ is often used to describe British quilts made using fabric scraps and left over bits of patchwork stitched around a centre while ‘medallion’ seems to be applied to more ordered quilts with…

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One of the quilts in the collection from Hannah Hauxwell’s house was a red and white Chain quilt. It was folded up on top of several other quilts so only a small portion of it was showing, but it looked familiar. When I hunted through my photos of old quilts I discovered that two of…

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Thirteen lots of quilts and textiles from the estate of Hannah Hauxwell are to be sold in Tennants Auctioneers’ Costume, Fashion and Textiles Sale on 9th February, in their North Yorkshire Salerooms. Hannah Hauxwell (1926-2018) was emblematic of the tough, resourceful upland farmers of North Yorkshire and County Durham. Having run her family farm, Low…