Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Broderie Perse Applique - New England Quilt Museum

More of the amazing and unusual star and applique quilt that was featured yesterday. Enjoy.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Fascinating Antique Star and Applique Quilt - New England Quilt Museum

Another treasure from my Textile Time Travels to the New England Quilt Museum. This is an unusual star quilt full of appliques done in the broderie perse, aka cutwork applique method.

The full quilt

 Detail - unusual appliques: wild animals and people sharing the spotlight with traditional floral appliques.

History of the quilt. Click on the photo to read the exhibit card. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Early Antique Chintz Fabrics

Early fabrics from the 1820s and 1830s in the Starley Collection. Part of Birds & Blooms trunk show

Polychrome (multicolor) floral

The same floral in a drab, monochrome colorway

Great bird, fruit pillar print

Fabulous bird fabric. Enjoy

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Amazing Early Fabrics - Double Four-Patch Antique Quilt

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.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Amazing Antique Applique and Star Medallion Quilt - New England Quilt Museum

I still am amazed at all the wonderful quilts I was blessed to see during my Textile Time Travels to the New England Quilt Museum with the American Quilt Study Group last fall.

Look at these beautiful flowers - click on photo to see detail

The full quilt

The exhibit card with the quilt's information. Enjoy

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Giddap - Vintage Donkey Quilt

Sharing this fun donkey quilt made from polyester. Formerly in my collection; now with a poly afficiando Enjoy! To learn more see my article for Discover Vintage (google Starley & donkey or giddap)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Antique English Applique Quilt - Cheeky Little Birds

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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

1840 Antique Signature Quilt - Pennsylvania and Delaware

1840's signature quilt - part of my "Sign of the Times" trunk show. It is full of wonderful stamped names, inkings, simple stamps, and signed blocks too. Starley Quilt Collection.

Wonderful inking.

And lots of beautiful Turkey red fabrics including a great border print used for sashing.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Vintage Star Quilt - Johnson County, Kansas

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.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Antique Broderie Perse Applique Quilt from MOKA

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!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wonderful star quilt - MOKA

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.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Antique Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt

Here's another treasure Cindy Rennels aka Cindy's Quilts brought to show and share at MOKA. And yes, it is for sale. Enjoy the lovely eye candy.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Another antique quilt treasure from MOKA

Another one of the fab antique quilts shared at MOKA Antique Quilt Study Group show and share. In addition to the 2 days of amazing presentations, we had 2 evenings of show and share!

Look at the center -- it is a five-pointed star and the uneven center made for some tricky math and piecing!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dated 1848 Signature Quilt - Chicopee, Massachusetts

Beautiful fabrics on this signature quilt made for Reverend Chapin's wife of Chicopee, Massachusetts. Part of the Starley Quilt Collection and the Sign of the Times trunk show.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

More Antique and Vintage Quilts from MOKA & Cindys Quilts

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.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...