Sunday, June 19, 2016

Last set of photos from Study Group!!!

Sally brought a reversible crib quilt!

Liz brought this quilt top, love the red and brown together:

And this Flower Wreath, I believe this is the Grandmother Clark version.  Info about the W. L. M. Clark, Inc can be found here.

Judy just recently purchased this piece at Penn Dry Goods in May and is hoping to put a border on it and quilt it.  

Mary brought a reproduction quilt she made of a New Jersey quilt.  

Hope you enjoy the photos and treasures that our members shared!  Have a great day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

More quilts from the June Meeting of the LV Quilt Study

Lelane brought a pillow that a friend's brother had made when an old coverlet was falling apart: 

 And this lovely quilt:
Lelane, I think this is kit called "Mountain Star" that was featured in the Herrshner's Catalog in the late 1940s:

Barb brought a variety of things, including a friend's quilt featuring a pattern by Marion Cheever Whiteside Newtown's :

And these lovelies!

Rosemary brought a Trip Around the World and Split Nine Patch Quilt:

Jayne brought us more Hankie holders after discussion we had last meeting:
 To our delight, his feet were actually made of a wood!

And Jayne brought these lovely doll quilt treasures:

And a feedsack feature printed patchwork:
More things will be featured tomorrow!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group, June 16 Meeting, part one

The L.V. Quilt Study Group had another great meeting yesterday.  I took a lot of photographs and will post them during the next few days.  

From Sue:
 I made a set of these when I was a kid.  I still have the blocks, unfortunately, they don't indicate the company but do say:  No. 84, Kiddie Quilt Block.  All Cotton.  RN 21179.  However, I did some research online and this site (here) cited that it was a pattern from Colortex.  After looking at other Colortex quilt blocks, the printing seems to be the same as on mine.  Sue, I hope this helps you!

 Feedsack purse:

 Close-up of fabric:

Monday, June 13, 2016

Quilts of Cumberland County

Pennsylvania is unique in the quilting world for various reasons.  One of them certainly is the large amount of quilts that were generated in our state.  Documentation programs feature quilts from individual regions instead of state-wide studies.  

The most recent book to be published features quilts from Cumberland County which is southwest of the Lehigh Valley. The study was done by the LeTort Guild and many members of our study group assisted in the documentation. 

The book is lovely, full of wonderful photographs and a nice section on history.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, the book is available on Amazon.  

I'll be bringing the book to the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study meeting later this week.  If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact me.

Monday, June 6, 2016

McKim Monday: Oriental Poppy

June is the month of poppies and the oriental poppies in my garden look wonderful this year:
 This variety is Cedric Morris Salmon Pink

In the late 1920s, Ruby McKim offered an oriental poppy 
quilt design of her own:

It's one of the patterns she is most known for (outside of the embroidery patterns).  I've been asked by some young quilters if this is a "modern quilt"--as in the current modern quilt movement.  I always joke, "yes, but it's from the first modern quilt movement in the early twentieth century."