Cottage isn’t just a folky name for a quilt
company. It really exists. It's my home, a tiny
cottage built in 1923 by Daddy Hart just outside
Pensacola, Florida. It's where I make all the quilts
you'll see here.
than my Amish reproductions, which are made from
contemporary fabrics, I make my quilts from
authentic c.1835-1945 antique and vintage cottons.
All are "new old stock" (not
recycled from old clothing), so colors are fresh and
bright. Occasionally I'll also make up a
few modern pieces in fine batiks.
Hart Cottage quilt is either my own
original design or an adaptation of an antique. They're
not cutdowns, never from commercial patterns. I make
sure each quilt is different from the hundreds of
others I've made, so you can rest assured your Hart
Cottage quilt is absolutely one-of-a-kind.
is how I support my "habit" - quilt
history research. I'm probably best known for
debunking the Underground
Railroad quilt "code" myth,
recommended by Underground Railroad and quilt
historians, and I'm just finishing a new series on African
textiles of the slave trade era and their relation
to African-American quilts.
Cottage quilts have been featured in QUILT,
Country Quilts, Small Quilts, Sampler Quilts
& Timber Style magazines. I’m
honored that several are in the art collection of
the Neutrogena Corporation in Los Angeles.
customers (thank you!) make all this possible:
since I first sold my little quilts ebay in 2001,
high bids on Hart Cottage little quilts have
consistently topped their ebay category - even
outpricing most antique doll quilts.