Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Just some inspiration for quilters and everyone who loves quilts! These antique quilts were for sale and were so beautiful that I thought you might enjoy them. All are applique quilts that have been carefully preserved by the families that owned them.
Applique quilts are so labor intensive that they were usually only displayed or used for "company" so escaped the numerous washings and heavy use their pieced sister quilts endured. I was so glad to see these beautiful works of art. Not one of these quilts had any information about the maker so these fiber artists must remain unknown.
If you are lucky enough to have an antique quilt, please, please, please don't use thumbtacks or push pins to hang it up! Learn how to make a sleeve for hanging. If you can't find a tutorial for one, let me know!
So hope you are inspired! Be sure to put a label on your quilts--future generations will appreciate it! Cheery wave!


Kitty said...

I LOVE the feather quilt! I could only hope to ever own a quilt as beautiful as those. I am totally in awe...

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing.


Elsina said...

I absolutely love them. I have not seen such here or in Europe, but they are stunning!