John Hewson Winterthur Museum
John Hewson, the first important and well-documented textile printer in America, arrived in Philadelphia from London in September 1773 at the invitation of Benjamin Franklin. He quickly gained fame for his flowered dress goods and printed coverlets, and for panels like the Bountiful Urn. Though they may have been originally intended as handkerchiefs, many of the dozen or so that survive were used as centre panels in quilts. Please check on each individual fabric for the panel sizes and prices. The panels are not available in fat quarters.