Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Red & White Quilt

Just returned from a long weekend in New York City and had a wonderful time.  We went to The American Folk Art Museum presentation:  Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts.  It was spectacular.  Thank you Joanna Rose & Family.

I met up a few friends and in conversations with my husband we discovered I didn't know how many quilts I have, nor did I have them documented.  Somewhere in the course of the weekend I decided to document my collection, and share it with you!

What better quilt to begin with - my red work quilt.  This quilt was purchased recently in Whittier CA, at an antique mall.  It has exquisite hand quilting.  I will share additional photos later this month.

I also collect antique needlework tools, school girl samplers and scissors.  I will work them into the post every chance I get.  In this photo I've included one of my child's sewing machines.  The Coats & Clarks thread holder has crochet thread.  I also have a fun stash of vintage laces and crochet hooks.  

We also went to the Masterworks From The American Folk Art Museum and the Super Stars Exhibits.  Very inspiring.   I am working on a reproduction of the Bird of Paradise/Civil War Bride Quilt so it was interesting to see it in person.


  1. welcome to blogland!
    Looking forward to seeing some of your work as well!

  2. This blogging thing is fun Dawn. Welcome to our world xx Wendy

  3. Hi Dawn, so glad you have a blog! Will be lovely to hear all about your collections.

  4. the tiny Sew-O-Matic caught my eye in this post as i purchased one for myself last year and have been totally tickled with it~!!~

    love your blog and seeing your documentation has been fun and interesting~!



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