Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Martha Washington Quilters Guild Show, 2015. Part 2.

The name of this show was Vintage Memories. How appropriate that many of the quilts were indeed Vintage and many were made using reproduction fabrics. Little vignettes were scattered here and there that supported the Vintage theme.
Love this story. The maker found the unfinished top at an auction, brought it home and quilted it with her long arm. That explains the colors and the traditional pattern. A washing gave it that antique crinkled look.

A Vintage reproduction, this one also used the iconic depression era fabrics.The show was hung in a large church hall. Old churches make such a charming background for a quilt show. In addition, the ladies guild of the church sponsored a sit down dinner for guests using the real china. No paper plates here! We had other dinner plans but as I peeked in the doorway to the dining room I was pleased to see Ladies serving and sitting at well dressed tables enjoying their lunch. Everyone was so engaged in conversation, even the Husbands who came along!

As the tag states, this is a Vintage Gem. So nice to see these. A wonderful theme for a quilt show I think. Most often the show is all new quilts. They are stunning, they are artistic, they are noteworthy in their own right. But these antiques, records of a person who didn't have fancy tools and templates, didn't have a computerized machine, didn't have anything but her talent and perseverance, these are the ones that touch my heart.

On a very quilty note, here is the link to Bonnie Hunter's Quilt Cam from 11/15. She is the most prolific quilter I have ever known. If there is a scrap of fabric, she will show you what to do with it! One of her string quilting quilts will have you hooked on the process. She drops one tidbit after another to help you use all that left over fabric and turn it in to masterpieces. String Piecing in Quiltville!

1 comment:

ELMO said...

Mello yellow is the jewel box quilt I made last year, the pattern is by Eleanor burns. So interesting to see it in another colorway.

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