Male quilters


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The art of the male quilter.

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Although now regarded seen as the preserve of women in the Middle East it is men who who are noted for their  textile skills.
There have been notable male quilters in the past. Joseph Hedley of Warden, Northumberland, a tailor by trade soon acquired a reputation for fine quilts.


A Broadsheet report on Joe Hedley’s murder in 1826 stated “He was quite a genius in his line, and the taste which he displayed in the inventions of his figures, and the care and dispatch with which he drew them, were very astonishing”.