Matelasse Quilt and Shams

Relax in the perfect comfort of our French country matelasse quilt and shams.

Details

Add texture and sophistication to any bedding ensemble with the rich, subtly raised pattern of our French country-style, all-cotton Matelasse quilt and shams. Prewashed for softness. Euro-style sham has a back zipper closure 4" from the edge. In taupe, off-white, green, blush and aqua. Washable. Imported.

  • Twin: 68" x 86"
  • Full/Queen: 90" x 92"
  • King: 108" x 92"
  • Euro Sham: 26" x 26"

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    • 5/5

      lovely quality - 4/24/2014
      By: from Fort Worth, TX

      I first ordered one pillow sham to be certain of the color, then went ahead and ordered the other sham and the bedspread as the color was very near to the catalog. I am very pleased with the quality.

    • 5/5

      Meets expectations - 3/14/2014
      By: from Norfolk, Va

      Quality product. Beautiful color and and fabric. Lightweight coverlet - oversize - fits well.

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    The Tradition of the Quilt

    Provence QuiltToday they hang as masterpieces of American art in prestigious museums such as the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They are revered the world over for their composition, creativity, and color. But the quilt’s origins are neither American nor particularly prestigious.

    The Origins of "Quilt"

    A quilt, by definition, is simply two layers of cloth stitched together with a soft filling. Though mainly known today as bedcoverings, the word quilt is thought to come from the Latin culcita, meaning literally a "stuffed sack," or mattress.

    The Early History of Quilts

    Quilts may have made their way to Europe on the return trips of the Crusaders. But whatever their route, by the 17th century quilted clothing and quilted bedcovers had become popular in Europe and the tradition naturally immigrated to America. It was there that the tradition of quilting was raised to an art form with the quilting explosion of the mid 1800s. Perhaps no group of quilters epitomized the quilting revolution more than Amish.

    The Amish and Quilting

    Considering their separatist nature, it is not surprising that most Amish came to quilting later than other American women. But what we may find surprising is that this conservative group pioneered the use of vibrant, sometimes shocking color combinations. And it was the Amish, when quilting waned in the years following World War II, who helped keep the tradition alive.

    Because they approach change gradually, Amish quilters have helped keep alive some of America’s most beloved and traditional patterns, including Sunshine and Shadow, Around the World, Diamond in the Square, and the multi-hued Roman Stripe.

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    • Twin (Not Available) $149.00 Sale: $119.00
    • Full/Queen (Not Available) $179.00 Sale: From $134.00
    • King $219.00 
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    • Euro sham, each $59.00 
      Sale: $44.00
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