(HERE to review)
The book for the 2016 Basket study is now available on Amazon, HERE.
It is a fantastic book, and ALL profits go to the American Quilt Study Group.
I was one of the participants and am honored to say I know most of the 50 quilt makers in the book. A wonderful body of work.
The traveling exhibit of 25 quilts will be at the Minnesota Quilt Show June 14-16 in Saint Cloud. More on that in a future post.
"There are thousands of patterns found in quilts. One of the perennial favorites is the basket. Nineteenth century basket quilts show an amazing variety. As with other quilts, the quiltmakers had many reasons to create these basket quilts. Some of these makers and their stories are known but many have been lost to time. Members of the American Quilt Study Group were challenged in the most recent quilt study to study a basket quilt from the nineteenth century and create a new quilt of their own that was inspired by the original. The new quilt could be a reproduction or simply reflect the original in a way that spoke to the maker. This book showcases the nearly fifty study quilts created for the quilt study, along with images of the antique quilts that gave each quilter their inspiration. AQSG invites you to enjoy the quilts, and follow each quilt maker’s journey from inspiration to creation, through the thoughts and reflections they have shared about the history, process, and significance of quilting from the nineteenth century into the twenty first century."
I did a tufted technique with white schwalm/dresden embroidery. The project is 100% hand stitched.
I reduced and reproduced, a design from an antique piece in my collection.
The edge is sewn and finished in knotted fringe.
The quilting is simple cross hatching - serves just to keep the layers together. The white work is the "feature" of the quilt.
While my fringe was machine made purchased fringe, the antique is hand tied fringe.
My basket is a simple shape, in the fashion of some found on school girl samplers.
The interior of the basket is filled with rows of embroidery stitches.
My quilt will travel with 24 others - I hope you get a chance to see it! The variety is exciting, you won't be disappointed.
Ohio County Historical Society: Rising Sun, IN
Iowa Quilt Museum: Winterset, IA
Dallas Quilt Show: Dallas, TX
June 14-16, 2018
Minnesota Quilters, Saint Cloud MN
July 1 - September 3, 2018
Baldwin Reynalds House: Meadville, PA
Virginia Quilt Museum: Harrisonburg, VA
Gilbert Historical Museum: Gilbert, AZ 85296
AQSG Civil War Book (HERE)
The Civil War Study exhibit is also still traveling
(My flag quilt is in this exhibit)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: Golden, CO
Sheerer Museum of Stillwater: Stillwater, OK
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum: LaConner, WA