Contributed by Beth Hylen

Beth Hylen
Painted Post, NY
Arts, Handmade, Quilts

Jacobs ladder variation; light colors faded, worn patches. My mom, Ruth Hylen, collected well-worn antique quilts, reducing a wide variety of patterns and fabrics created in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She also sewed her own quilts, often inspired by the historical ones one treasured.

My dad photographed and researched Ruth’s collection, and created a scrapbook documenting them. They were early Rockwell Museum members and Ruth was a docent there.