|Portion of the the exhibit|
The exhibit, "Machine Artistry Old and New
Sue Nickels & Pat Holly"
It was a beautiful exhibit of old and new quilts. The new quilts by Sue and Pat, the old quilts are pieces from collection of vintage and antique quilts.
The museum does a wonderful job including other items of interest, in this example - antique sewing machines.
|Opposites - Mountain Mist Pattern|
Detailed information tags on each quilt:
This 1910 pair is called Friendship Plumes
56" x 86"
They are machine appliqued in a decorative stitch.
The machine quilting is a diagonal grid 1"apart, over the red fabric and the border. Two rows of free motion echo quilting are inside the plume and around the red center star.
The borders are quilt as you go.
The pattern company, Mountain Mist, suggested making a second quilt with the opposite color arrangement.
This was one of several red/green applique examples.
Four Block Wreath 1904
84" x 85"
All applique is done with tiny machine stitches using white thread. Hand Quilted, pencil lines are still visible in some areas.
Embroidered on each border include:
Right: HAB 91 or 71
Bottom: JJT 1904
|Tulip Wreath Four Block Detail|
This is a detail of the machine applique flower and stem.
You can also see some of the hand quilted feathers surrounding the machine work.
One of the walls included several of Nickels/Holly contemporary small quilts.
This picture shows the quantity of pieces, and gives you an idea of how small they are compared to the size of the brick.
Oh, how I would enjoy an exposed brick wall to display quilts on.
Here's a detail picture where you can see their
machine applique and quilting.
Such precision and perfection!
|Machine Quilted Sample|
it. If you have ever white gloved you know how badly people want to touch the quilts! This is such a good idea to have available.
Fabulously soft with a lovely 'drape'.
The tag doesn't say but I think it was silk with a silk batting.
This example has hand applique, reverse applique and machine quilting.
I took too many pictures to post here, so if there is something you want to see more of just let me know. There are also many more pictures on the RMQM website.
The exhibit runs through July 27, 2013. When you are in the Denver area it's just a short janut to Golden and the RMQM.
We also shopped the repro fabrics in the gift shop.
Thanks for reading today.
I hope you enjoyed the quilts!