Saturday, July 28, 2012

Carolyn Miller Collection Part 3

Still more pictures...Collection of Carolyn Miller

On Exhibit at The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum through July 28.

"Dazzling Domestics:  Late 19th Century Pennsylvania Quilts from the Collection of Carolyn Miller"

What do you see in the border?
Scissors, crossed spoons?

Framed Medallion 86" x 95"  c.1870 Millerville -  Lancaster County, PA
"The pieced center medallion is surrounded by a saw tooth border and concentric frames of various patches.
The border fabric is turned to the back for binding.
Backing is gray/brown with pink ovals.  The name Amanda S. Dietrich is stamped on three light patches."  

Folded Indigo Star

Pieced Sampler 83" x 83"  c. 1870
"The center has a man's shoe, a woman's shoe, a cross and a heart.
Could this be a wedding quilt?
The backing is a tan printed lace on two opposing sides.
The binding is back to front on three sides.  The top is knife edge."
Zig zag and a large hand quilted border

Hearts on red - how perfect!

Thanks for looking at Carolyn's collection in the last three posts.  I didn't give a 'spoiler alert" because who can ever see an antique quilt to often or too close?  Besides, I didn't show everything in the exhibit.  When it travels your way you'll get to explore the surprise backings, maybe discover a little chintz and how about the various binding techniques...

Have a great weekend!


  1. Always enjoy seeing these beautiful old quilts - they really are inspiring - wonderful.....

  2. Thank you for sharing this exhibit with us. Lovely!!!!

    Carolyn :)

  3. Scissors! Love that border! The applique with the wide white border is gorgeaous too! Faboulous quilting.

    Thanks so much for the photos. Nothing like these exhibitions ever make their way to Australia, so I for one really appreciate seeing them virtually.

  4. Oh Dawn, I'm so slow in commenting, but the last three posts!! ooooolala!!! Soooooo beautiful!!! I love the red/green Whig Rose? with zig zag border and large quilted border - my oh my!!!! I will come back and look at these again and again!!
    How's it going? Hope all is well!

  5. The quilting in those wide borders is lovely! Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts with us!

  6. Thank you for sharing all those beautiful quilts with us.
    I will probably never get to see them in real life, so it is great to see them and read all the extra information you have given us online.

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Thank you so much Dawn for the wonderful, wonderful pictures! I agree, you can never see too many antique quilts or too many close ups. These photos are the closest we will get here in Australia to quilt exhibitions such as this, so we really appreciate when you share :-) Love the quirky scissors border, so unique.

  8. Such a treat to see these vintage beauties!
    That border looks like scissors to me--very cool!

  9. I don't want the show to end! I may have to go back and look at them all again from the beginning. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  10. So beautiful! I'm glad you shared the pics with us. Thanks for the show!

  11. thanks for the show to go with my morning coffee - such great inspiration

  12. Thanks for sharing! Wish I could have seen the quilts up close and personal.

  13. What a beautiful show!! I feel inspired!


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