In my first post about the local quilt show, I mentioned that the theme was Vintage Memories, and that I was pleasantly surprised to walk in and find antique and vintage quilts as well as reproduction quilts. The first two posts are HERE and HERE, if you have not seen them yet.
Here is a reproduction quilt by a very talented guild member. I mentioned in the earlier posts that the way the quilts were hung, due to there being so many, that it was very hard to capture a full sized quilt if it was not the center one of the the three…any quilt hung on the sides could not be captured as well.
Another reproduction quilt titled ” Hearts and Apron Strings” pieced and appliqued by Linda L. Seaman / Long Arm Quilted by Melanie Beth Scott of Graceful Quilting, another guild member.
Speaking of aprons…there was a display of vintage aprons to go along with the theme of this show. Several of the guild members participated in an apron challenge, using vintage patterns.
Look at this vintage beauty : “Nana’s Rose of Sharon” hand appliqued and quilted by UNKNOWN:
Here is “Pink Pinwheels”, pieced and hand quilted by a guild member’s great grandmother in the early 1900’s…the maker was Annie Porter Whipsky:
Here is another one where it is nice to see the history known and preserved for future generations :
Here is another one with a great story :
This was a favorite of mine…
This next quilt was so large that the top was folded over so that it would not drag on the floor.
While I was admiring this quilt a lady came along with her friend and asked if I liked this quilt, and then pointed out that it was all wrong due to the floral border the lady had used. I was admiring the extensive hand quilting…I told the lady that perhaps the maker wanted to use up fabric that she had on hand.
I suppose that you can have your own opinion at a show but to critique quilts out loud to a stranger? To me, it was all about the hand quilting :)
I did not get the card in focus enough to credit the maker of this but here’s some detail :
Fortunately the information card came out clearly for this quilt :
I did not take photos of all of the quilts in this show, yet I still have many to sort through, so there will be at least one more post in this series. I want to show a nice variety but I don’t want to make the posts too long :)