Saturday, March 10, 2018

Amazing Antique Applique Album - New England Quilt Museum

This is one of the most amazing applique quilts that I've ever seen in the cloth. I've been blessed to see it twice at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts (2007 and  2017), both visits with the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG)

It has wonderful bird, baskets, houses, hunting scenes, flowers, etc. all framed by interlocking rings and a lovely floral border. 
Circa 1850, New York State. It is a summer spread (edges finished but not batted or quilted). Hand applique and hand embroidery. 

A woodpecker? Click on the photo to enlarge and see the embroidered details

Morning Glory being visited by a hummingbird

Hound after a stag.

And more of the piece.


  1. What a marvel! And the sashing-those rings, how ingenious.

  2. I am amazed. How did she make that dog and the stag? Terrifec work(wo)manship!

  3. I *love* this quilt! It has applique, embroidery, ring on the sashing, flowers, critters,......SQUEEEEEE!!!

  4. This is incredible--and those skinny appliqued circles are what blow me away!


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