Hexies in History

The simple hexagon has been a staple in our quilting traditions for more than 300 years. Early patterns employed this versatile shape in quilts we know as Mosiac or Honeycomb. In the 20th Century, this hexagon piecing became known as Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The basic shape has not changed over time but the fabric choices, piecing methods and overall designs are reflective of the resources that were available to each maker in her time. Join Mary Kerr as she shares pieces and inspiration from numerous collections.