Wednesday, May 12, 2010

some lovely old quilts

I was very happy to be able to see this exhibit of antique quilts - a free exhibit associated with Quilt Canada.
The quilts I found the most inspiring were too fragile to be hung and so they were layered on a bed. The volunteer who folded them back for us to see didn't fold them back very far but far enough to see how marvelous they were. :0) (The grey along the sides is a shadow not damage thank goodness)
I loved this basket one.
I marveled at the tiny pieces in this beauty.
This one was quite old. The colors are so vibrant and bright. I would have liked to study the fabrics in this one longer. Not to mention see the centre medalion.
This quilt had very nice quilting and I just love the background fabric.
I was inspired and I hope you are too!
Happy Quilting!!


14 comments:

carey said...

i just found your blog, and quilts are loaded with inspiration. how fantastic i'll bet it was to see them in person!!

Barb said...

Oh wow, enjoyed the quilts!

Lurline said...

Amazing quilts - so much colour, thank goodness that has been captured and kept!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Janet said...

You lucky thing, seeing those quilts is a treat even if you couldn't see the whole of them. I loved the old one with the wonderful fabrics.

Rose Marie said...

What a treat .... thanks for sharing!

Caroline in NH said...

Oooh, I adore antique quilts! Thanks for sharing! The basket quilt is definitely my favorite - enough that it could end up on my "to do" list!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Those quilts are just lovely! TFS.

Karen said...

The basket quilt and the Mariner's Compass are my favorites! I enjoyed seeing them.

Lori said...

It looks like a wonderful exhibit! The medallion quilt looks very old- I'd love to see it all too.

Dixie said...

Really enjoyed seeing all these antiques, Janet! Love the basket quilt.

Crispy said...

I loved seeing the old quilts!! The one you mentioned, with the little pieces, is a block that I have saved in my TO DO pile...some day I'll actually make it :0)

Crispy

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MARCIE said...

What a wonderful display of quilts! Old and new!

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