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??


10 comments:

  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)

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

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

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    1. Thank you Audrey - yes, it was a real treat, for sure!

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

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

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

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  5. Wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing :)

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

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