More from my antique quilt full of love! Made for a beloved Sunday School/Bible teacher in New York City in 1858 and full of poetry, hymns, Bible verses, and LOVE!! Part of my Sign of the Times show - Come see it in Kansas in June
Just a bit of my bird quilt collection - old, new, American fabric and African prints. Guess which ones will be flying to Kansas this June in for my Birds and Blooms trunk show? Join me for an amazing event!
Antique Rolling Stone signature quilt blocks from Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania and dated 1865. Names were written "signed" by a paid scrivener (writer - see his initials in corner) and some blocks still have the original signed paper from the named person. Part of my antique signature quilt trunk show. Come see them in Kansas City KS June 7-9, 2018
This block was written for Susan Binder. Yes, the scrivener was dyslexic and also not a native English speaker - his 1st language was almost certainly German.
Another treasure from my Textile Time Travels to the New England Quilt Museum is this 200 year old Chintz hexagon masterpiece. Be sure to click on pictures to enlarge and savor these beautiful fabrics. And to see other amazing chintz and early quilts, join me in Kansas in June ...
Provenance on the front of the piece noting that it was started in 1816 and finished in 1817
Wonderful fussy cutting in the hexagons and special center designs as well.
Love this fabulous antique Prince's or Princess Feather Quilt with such detailed applique -just look at all those thin cuts. I especially love the hearts at the ends of the feathers and the basket border
The greens are fugitive/unstable dyes, likely synthetics and would have been a rich tree/grass green when made.
Come to Kansas for the Chintz!! Birds and Blooms and sew much more ! June 7-9, 2018, Kansas City Kansas. You can't have an early fabric event without wonderful chintz and pillar prints. Here's a peek at some from the Starley Collection that will be flying to Kansas this summer.
Time to kick up your heels ? Shoes and horseshoes. Such a fun combination of piecing and applique and novelty/conversation prints on this cotton crazy quilt from about 1885. New York State. Starley Quilt Collection.
Equestrian prints were especially popular - note the horse shoes above and below!
Another fun applique Miss Kitty and her lost mitten. And there's another horse print. Also a great hexagon star cheater print (faux patchwork).
I have collected a number of antique quilts from Southeastern Pennyslvania and particularly signature quilts. A several of those are Quaker (shared the other day) and others are Pennsylvania German and are often Rolling Stones. Here are two of my favorites. Come see them in the cloth in Kansas City June 7-9
Unusual Rolling Stone quilt - set with alternating star blocks. And detail below
Dated 1852 Rolling Stone made for Miss Sarah A Xander of Weisenberg Township in Lehigh Co. PA. She was 14 at the time.