The Guild Today
are a friendly, informal group of coverlet enthusiasts with a wide variety of
general and specific interests. Our members include people from all around the
United States. We are collectors, researchers, students, weavers, spinners, dyers,
and dealers. Some of us are brand new to the subject, while others have many
years of study and experience. The thing we all have in common is our love of
antique coverlets and our desire to learn more, see more, and preserve more.
The Guild has maintained its original goal, set in 1924: to study and preserve
these wonderful gifts from our forebears, and to do our part to ensure their
respectful treatment and survival.
Corner section of a figured (jacquard)
coverlet made in
Indiana by Samuel Balantyne. Double weave.
Figured (jacquard) double weave coverlet
by James Cunningham, New York, in 1847.