When Kadella, an African princess from Barbados, constructed an intricately hand-appliquéed quilt (c. 1810-1820) using blossoms cut from French chintz, she could have never imagined that the primitive quilt would become a focal point exhibit in the Historic Carson House in Marion, North Carolina. Nor could Kadella have fathomed that a representation of her quilt pattern would be digitally printed by Spoonflower onto a Silke Crepe de Chine scarf worn by her descendent, Regina Lynch-Hudson.
As the family’s history chronicler, Regina Lynch-Hudson dubbed the garment, Kadella’s Pride Scarf. The quilt-inspired scarf symbolizes the profound irony of her ancestor’s plight: as former royalty, Princess Kadella found herself an ocean away from her native land and her high status as a noble, in a position of submission and servitude as slave and presumed mistress to master Colonel John Carson. [Read more…] about Kadella’s Pride Scarf Patterned after an Historical Quilt