Thursday, September 17, 2015

Civil War Era Quilts at the NEQM

It was such a treat to see these Civil War Era quilts  - a few originals from the museum's holdings, plus many other AQSG quilt studies...

This was a knockout:

I love everything about this next quilt - the variety, the order, the no border, the colors, the whimsy... really surprised that it wasn't chosen as a "study quilt" (unless I missed something).

I am actually hoping to make it back to the museum for a closer longer look.

Then, in the classroom, there was a whole selection of "study quilts" - so awesome!  Each quilter used a Civil War era quilt to "study" and reproduce or interpret in some fashion.  I took a few photos:

A "symbol of innocence lost":

I loved this one, a tribute to the quilter's great-grandfather:

Scrappy goodness and the joy of hand quilting:

I love this one too - a really "true" replica in spirit:

So there you have just a sampling.  If you can get to the museum soon, you won't be disappointed - two fantastic exhibits!

I am inspired to join the American Quilt Study Group.  Are you?

In other news....  Tonight I go to one last "back to school night" for Tommy..... I've been going to these (and hosted a few of my own when I taught fourth grade) since 1998.  The end of an era... with a little bit of a feeling of relief... but HOW does time fly so fast??


  1. I just LOVE that LeMoyne star wedding quilt! Someone should make a pattern - it would make a fantastic BOM. Thanks for sharing your pictures - I alway love to see antique quilts :0)

    1. Janet, wouldn’t it ever! That’s a great idea… but who is volunteering? ;). Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Wow! Loved looking at these gorgeous quilts. How wonderful to see them in person!

  3. Thank you for sharing your photos, it is lovely to see what quilts are on display in another country.

    1. Blogs are great for that! Thanks for stopping by Jenny!

  4. Not only lovely but so thoroughly documented. Wish I could have been there with you in person.

  5. Wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Wow - so many amazing quilts! thank you so much!


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