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Stella Rubin

As quilts make a comeback, the D.C. dealer sheds light on the traditional craft

Hannah Martin

SPECIALTY: Nineteenth- and early- 20th-century American quilts.

STITCH IN TIME: The earliest date back to the 1700s, but most American quilts were made between the 1850s and 1870s.

QUILTING CAPITALS: Baltimore and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. “They were settled early by people who were wealthy enough to have the luxury of time,” Rubin says.

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