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Various Averil Colby samples of hexagons and clusters from printed and plain cotton fabrics. The image also shows some of the samples with examples from the Averil Colby Fabric Collection, which dates from the end of the 18th Century to the 20th Century.
Averil Colby was a British quilt historian and quiltmaker, and author of three books on patchwork and quilting. Her distinctive style was to create complicated bouquets and swags from the careful arrangement of floral printed hexagons and diamonds.She had a great influence over the patchwork being produced in the 1950s and 60s. Her research and work was very important, as it was being produced at a time when the crafts of patchwork and quilting were generally disregarded.
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