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1775-1900
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     Dating quilts with accuracy includes examination of many parts of the quilts, but the process starts with one aspect and goes from there. For me, the style is usually the first place I start. I weigh other characteristics against the style's era.

    The style of the quilt -- medallion, whole cloth, four block appliqué, crazy quilt -- is the first thing you see when you view a quilt, whether online, in an antique shop or booth, on exhibit or in an auction. A quilt’s fabric is hard to date from a distance, but the style jumps right out at you and gets the dating process under way quickly. 

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1900-1950
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