Friday, May 5, 2017

Quilts and History--An Upcoming Program.

In 2009, a local museum requested a program about quilt history for non-quilting men.  "Quilts and History: Why You Should Care" launched in 2010 and has been most popular with historical societies, private groups, and museums.

 On Saturday, May 13, I'll be presenting an updated version of the program at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 East Main Street, Emmaus PA. The program begins at 2 p.m.   If you are interested in attending, please contact the library to RSVP a place:  610-965-9284 extension 210.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

LV Quilt Study Group: February 2017

We had another wonderful meeting last week!  Plenty of treasures were shared!
Sue brought this coverlet PERFECT for the valentine month:

Sally shared a family quilt that was made in Centre County, PA:

 Yes, we adored this golden ombre print:
Jayne brought two  quilts, including this wonderful Star of Bethlehem:

 And an amazing crazy quilt:

And the quilt featured two (!!!) GAR ribbons:

 And wonderful hand paintings:
Ruth brought top or coverlet that had been given to her:
 I have a weakness for bunnies and the ones on Ruth's quilt were particularly beguiling:

 We had a lot of fun with the treasures Barb  brought.  Check out these fun hot pads:

 We studied these blocks and Barb showed us how they would be used for an Ocean Waves quilt:

A wonderful 4 patch quilt:
Alternating the four patches were blocks made of this conversational print--featuring snails and turtles!!!
Two pyramid quilt tops were also brought in by Barb!!

 Some of the triangles had been pieced with strips:
 Two embroidered kit quilts were brought in, one featuring the old woman in the shoe and the other featuring Raggedy Ann and Andy:

 We had so much fun with this embroidered quilt top that Barb brought made of POLYESTER:
 Then there was this charming blue and pink quilt:
 the alternate blocks were embroidered with stars, an interesting technique!
 Lastly, I brought this crib quilt from the late 1950s-early 1960s.
 And two family quilts, both featuring nine patches.  The first is from the late 19th century-early 20th century,
 the second was an early 20th century piece.
Have a wonderful day and hope to see you all in April!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 Road Trip!!!

There's something for everyone at the 2017 Quilt Preview!!
Be inspired by the quilts that are going up for auction AND
shop at the Quilter's Attic!  

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Part 3: December 2016 LV Quilt Study Meeting

Well here are the final photos from last week's meeting!  Barb G. brought some quilt ephemera that we all enjoyed looking at!
 Somethings from the 50s/60s

 Other patterns that were much older!
 A variety of patterns for feedsacks--or as Barb explained--Cotton Bags, the original name.
 A truly polyester piece!!!
 Postage stamp from the 70s--Barb had pieced this together!
 And a delightful basket quilt with a variety of prints to examine!

 Nine patch or white cross:

 Cyndy brought in a signature quilt from the 19th century.  I have to apologize, my photo was so blurry that I can't post it.  All I have left are these close-ups.  This is a fascinating piece.  It not only has signatures, it is inscribed:  "Made by the Ladies of the Presbyterian Society of Portland Pennsylvania  March 1880"

 Close up of a signature:
 This is what I brought in to share.  It is a kit quilt from the 1950s
and a sweet grandmother's flower garden from the 1960s:

I won't be posting for the rest of the holiday.  I wish each of you a happy and safe holiday.  Happy Holidays!!!