Saturday, April 18, 2009

Favorite antique quilts- Virtual Quilt Festival

I just posted on my contemporary quilt blog about the favorite quilt I've made as part of the 1st annual virtual quilt show hosted by Amy- Park City Girl blog and then decided to post about my favorite antique quilt too. I couldn't decide on just one, so I'm showing my favorite red and green quilts. The 3 quilts and one top, are all from the civil war era, c. 1865, shown left to right- Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose, Oak Leaf, King David's Crown (top) and Princess or Prince's Feather. You can see more about the two hanging quilts by scrolling down about 2 posts. If I had to pick only one -- it would be the whig rose. It is so bright and cheerful and has excellent workmanship in both applique and the triple rod quilting (3 lines close together). I can't help but smile each time I look at it.

Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment. Also let me know if you would be interested in participating in a virtual antique show quilt. After seeing the success of Amy's show, I'm thinking it would be very fun and educational.

There are over 220 people participating in the current virtual quilt show which is an alternative show for those of us who are unable to go to IQA Spring Quilt Festival in Chicago.
Please go to Amy's blog to see the show by following the links.


  1. Oh your quilts are lovely...I'm crazy about Princess Feather quilts-hope you'll let us have a bigger peek at yours.

    I think the idea of a virtual antique quilt show is great! I would be happy to participate.

  2. oh that would be awesome
    I Love seeing your posts on this blog.
    Even antique quilt blocks which is what I collect
    let me know if you do it
    I would be happy to post about it on my blog

  3. Very very lovely quilts and I shall be back when the festival is over just to see your blog.
    Good stuff!

  4. I can see why you had a hard time choosing. Lovely quilts.

  5. I love your antique quilts! I love the Whig Rose most too - it almost looks contemporary. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Your antique quilts are beautiful-
    It is wonderful to see the traditional designs and fabrics. We don't see very many old quilts like that here in Western Canada.
    Thanks for sharing..

  7. Those are beautiful I would like to make an oakleaf quilt. So many quilts, so little time.

  8. These quilts are beautiful and the antique quilts that you have saved are a great part of our heritage and touches the neaxt generation of potential quilters. My daughter was a white glove lady at a quilt show feayuring a quilt from 1818. I think she said it was made from uniforms on both sides of the first Seminole war. So each of theses quilts is a building block of the history from its makers viewpoint.

  9. Wow. You've got some beautiful quilts! I love antique quilts. Thanks for the information about all the different names for the bears paw block.

    How fun that you live in Moab. Funny -- if I'd shown all the t-shirt quilts that I've been working on (in my last post), you'd see several shirts from Moab. I'm doing those quilts for a friend who's husband was killed while riding his bike and he LOVED riding in Moab -- several of the shirts are from Moab bike shops. All my family are from Manti, and unbelievably, as many times as we've driven through Moab, we've never been to Arches. I'm hoping to change that this summer. ;-)

  10. I like the whig rose too! I would like to participate in the virtual antique show but the only old quilt I have was made in the 1920s. Does that count? Rebecca who makes contemporary crazy quilts

  11. All four are works of art! now I'm off to see the contemporary favorite!

    thanks for sharing!

  12. Red and green quilts are my favorite combination--I agree with you on the Whig Rose, though it is a difficult choice in the group you picked from! I have three quilts my grandmother made, all from feed sack prints. They are not yet antiques but certainly vintage and I treasure them. Your work must be fascinating. Thanks for sharing.


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