... to Richmond, IN and Back
One thing I rarely mention here -- maybe never, actually -- is my interest in antique quilts.
I became interested in antique quilts about 25 years ago when I was dabbling in living history as a Civil War reenactor .... something else I've probably never mentioned here ....
Anyway, I began looking at 19th century quilts to see what types of prints would be appropriate for my dresses. Fortunately for reenactors, about that time Marcus Bros began producing 19th century reproduction fabrics. I later became interested in quilting as an appropriate activity for a middle-aged woman in the 19th century, so knowing what types of quilts were being made at the time was critical to my "persona" (which, by the way, was that of a Unionist laying low among Southern sympathizers).
Even though I have "outgrown" reenacting -- read that, too old to do the work -- I have not lost my interest in antique quilts. My trip to Richmond over the weekend was to attend a meeting of the Midwest Fabric Study Group. The topic was "What was she thinking?" For over an hour the members showed and talked about all sorts of wonky quilts they had brought with them. Most were just merely "interesting," but two had us all exclaiming "What WAS she thinking!"
And then there was this one ...
|Boston Commons or Trip Around the World|
After we ate lunch we went to the Wayne County Historical Society Museum to see a few of the quilts in their collection. Take a look at these impressive beauties.
|Orange and pink -- late 19th century|
|Woolen log cabin|
We didn't stop at any quilt shops, so no fabric added. I did finish a log cabin triangle top (5 yds) and made two wide backs (4.5 yds) for quilts I took to the long-arm quilter.
This week I'll be finishing up Lavender and Lime and the Disappearing 9-Patch. I wrote about these here and wrote a tutorial here. Check it out!
Weekly Stash Report - April 13, 2015
In last 2 weeks: 0.0 yards
Out last week: 9.5 yards
In year to Date: 51.25 yards
Out Year-to-Date: 31.75 yards
Net Used 2014 19.50 yards (red means more in than out)
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