Coverlets: An American Art Form

Overshot coverlets like this one are a major part of American weaving history.“Most people today don’t count a coverlet among our belongings. We are content with quilts and bedspreads, but in colonial times, no American householder would have bedded down without a coverlet, and a coverlet was an important part of a woman’s dowry.” ~ Marilynn Cowgill

Learn more about the American tradition of overshot coverlets, and other varieties including Jacquard-woven, in this article from the September/October issue of Handwoven! 

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