I made several stops at favorite antique shops. Some inventory was recognizable. Interesting to see quilts sit for years in a shop.
This is probably over priced due to the green. Nice design! Once again I admired it and left it hang.
There were more quilts than ever for sale this year.
|Neatly folded looking for new homes|
|Book case repurposed for quilts|
|Beautiful 20th c. Prince's Feather|
All Hand Stitched to perfection
|Small collectibles in a glass case|
After a couple days of shopping I drove to New Jersey with a friend to attend a quilt study group meeting. No photos, but it was a fun day! Nice road trip with a friend, good study examples and a gourmet lunch. I like spontaneous days like that.
Friday and Saturday was the Penn Dry Goods Market and lecture series.
They had a special exhibit in the gallery, "Blooming'/Blumen: Flowers in Pennsylvania German Textiles and Folk Art"
An extraordinary pair of embroidered wool quilts flanked the entrance. It was a stunning greeting to the exhibit.
|Wool Embroidered Quilt (1 of 2)|
|Details of the Quilts|
|Artwork inspired from the garden - becomes embroidery|
|"Cactus Applque Quilt"|
Mahella Rhodes Wolfgang (1871-1947)
Earl Township, Berks County
Gift of Nancy Roan 2015.26.02
Cotton velvet and silk
New Hanover Township Vicinity, Montgomery County
Gift of Betty Moyer 2017.03.01
"Flower Pot Applique"
Made by a member of the Gerhart or Schultz family
Upper Hanover Township or vicinity, Montgomery County
Gift of Alma S. Nash 2002.11.02
In addition to the market (24 select dealers in all manner of textiles) and the special exhibits, there are lectures.
This year I signed up for four of the eleven - I want to take them all but then I would miss shopping!
Sorry I can't share photos from the lectures.
I can share the book cover from Lori Lee Triplett's lecture, "Celebrating The Blues: Africa to America". They brought all of the quilts from the book, "Indigo Quilts". I highly recommend this lecture for your guild, study group or special quilting event. The book is a nice addition to any quilters library.
Then, all too soon it was time to catch my flight home.
I hope you enjoyed the photos and seeing a bit of textile history from Pennsylvania.
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