The second part of the visit to the Shelburne with the American Quilt Study Group was when women shared "old" quilts that they'd somehow come into possession of. They were wonderful!
The center was pieced and the large flowers were done by broderie perse. Some thought that some of the pieces in the star had been repaired.
This was a fabulous log cabin!! Here's a close up:
As I recall, this was a summer quilt--no batting and no quilting. We were wondering why the quilter decided to piece each segment of the circle rather than cutting one piece for each quarter. Any ideas??
Definitely not OLD as the others, but fun to look at nonetheless.
A fantastic hexie quilt! And the quilting was great as well! Here's a close up:
Wendy Reed brought along a beautiful antique quilt she decided to replicate. The original is underneath. Wendy is pointing out something with her pinky on the left. The fabric in the original was striped and you can see its use in the vine and flowers (or are they blue leaves?).
This is a better shot of the original.
This is Wendy's version of the original. She explained about how she tried to get the right color blue and had to dye the fabric several times to get just the right shade. Note her fabulous appliqué and quilting! This girl doesn't win ribbons for no reason. Her work is amazing!! Wendy asked me to present this at the meeting (since each person was only allowed to show one quilt). I thought I should've been able to take it home then, but she didn't exactly agree! VBG. Beautiful job, Wendy!
The quilter put her initials in a back corner, by cross stitch. I happened to notice it when someone turned the quilt corner over.
Next installment of this show will be the quilts there were on display in the Hat and Fragrance building of the Shelburne. I also took pictures of some of the other exhibits, including hat boxes, coverlets and cross-stich samplers. I just need to email them from my phone to my computer and download them. This process is way more time consuming than it used to be! When I saw Lori last week, she was showing me that SHE still has the blogger app on HER phone but we couldn't figure out how she could beam it over to me!! VBG
Happy Halloween. We are going to take the two little darlings out tonight to the neighbors. I will be sure to show you pictures of them all dressed up in their costumes!