This colorful antique quilt top was a lucky find. It was almost hidden in a multiple quilt lot at an auction but I had a feeling it was pretty fabulous ... and I was right! This quilt is one of my trunk show stars! The top is from the 1830s and full of amazing early fabrics. Look at the bright yellow/orange serpentiney print, it may be dyed with quercitron.
Look at the indigo blue fabric that looks like it was just printed.
And check out the "eccentric" print -- a variation of the Hoyle's Wave pattern.
And check out the mitering on the pieced piecing on the pink stripe. Enjoy.
An unusual part of my collection is this English Medallion Quilt from Durham County. The wholecloth side with the quilted medallion is the real front of the quilt but I sure like the applique side with the cheeky pair of birds.
Part of my Birds and Blooms trunk show. It also features flowers and octagons and hourglass piecing.
Enjoy. Don't forget to click on photos to see the details.
What an interesting vintage star quilt. Got to love all that orange and the quilter who boldly used orange thread for hand quilting. This quilt was part of the "Behind the Scenes" tour of the Johnson County Museum (Overland Park, Kansas). The tour was with MOKA (Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Quilt Study Group) where I was the featured speaker and did two antique quilt lectures/trunk shows.
The coordinating flannel plaid was a great finish to the quilt.
An amazing treasure from MOKA quilt study group show and share. This beautiful broderie perse quilt was shared by Lynn Miller. Lynn and her husband traveled to Kansas from Arizona for my presentation. Thanks, Lynn!
It dates from the late 1830s/1840s. Loved the bird block (of course).
And the lily block is the same flower I have in my 1842 New Jersey signature album sampler.
It is an unusual shape -short and wide. It was probably cut down. But it is still amazing!
Here's another treasure from MOKA show and share and it was a real steal too. The owner found it for only $20.00. Yes, twenty dollars!! Enjoy. Remember to click on photos to enlarge and see the fabrics and quilting.
More treasures from MOKA Quilt Study Group. These are all from Cindy Rennels of Cindy's Quilts from Oklahoma and they are all available for purchase.
Cindy brought this charming Rocky Road to Kansas especially to share in KANSAS!
And she brought its friend a crazy quilt Rocky Road to Kansas. Love how different the two quilts are though they are made from the same pattern. I actually share a couple of my own Rocky Roads in my trunk show: Patterns through Time which compares versions of the same pattern and teaches quilt history. *Available to come to your shop or guild.
And here's one of her Star Quilts in masculine browns with stripes adding a lot of movement and interest. And a bit of her Flying Geese too.