The beauty of antique fabric is what inspired me to become a collector and designer. I try to incorporate authentic antique fabric in the spaces I design as well as mix with fine reproductions.
This category has received far too little attention in both
the collecting and scholarly world.This
type of textile followed the bed rug tradition of the late 18th
century and was the predecessor of early sewn rugs.
Spectacular rugs, both sewn and hooked, have been a passion
of Jan Whitlock. American Sewn Rugs: Their History with Exceptional Examples was
published in 2012.
Jan Whitlock has had the privilege of handling some of the
most extraordinary quilts and bedcovers, placing several in important personal
and Museum collections.