Sunday, March 18, 2007

A Show of Quilts

The girls and I attended a quilt show on Saturday afternoon. At one time, the girls dreaded going to this sort of thing, but I was very encouraged this year as they were excitedly chattering about which quilts they liked, the color combinations, and so on. Perhaps this is because they have started doing handwork. The older ladies asked Abigail if she knew how to quilt, and were very surprised when she answered yes. She was beaming as they encouraged her to keep up the good work. Please bear with me as I know that I included many pictures. It would have been too difficult for me to choose just one or two. Believe me, I already scaled back!
Don't forget to click on the pictures to see the enlarged photos.
I did ask permission from all of these ladies before taking their pictures. What a wonderful sight! They all sat around working on their current projects while fellowshipping with one another. I wish we saw more of this in our world today.

I love the applique work on the beautiful piece above.

This unique wall hanging really grabbed our attention. If you look closely, you can see that it looks like the cat scratched the quilt! The claws of the cat were done on a machine. This quilt had a story behind it. On the lower left hand corner was a picture of the quilter's cat. He looked just like the cat on the wallhanging!

So pretty!

The quilts were draped over chairs, and the women were so gracious to us. I touched the quilts, and turned them over to get a better look at the stitching on the back. The girls held them up so that I could photograph them. Instead of being upset with our handling these precious works of art, the ladies were thrilled! They wanted to share their hard work with us.

Another wall-hanging. Perfect since it was St. Patrick's Day!

There were quite a few Sun-bonnet Sue quilts. Abigail loved everyone of them. She also admired a quilt full of Southern belles. We talked about how each one of their dresses were different, and how much fun it would be to have it all spread out on a bed. We could pretend that we were the ladies, and decide which dress we wanted to wear.

A sweet afternoon spent with my sweet girls. Thanks for looking with us!

She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Proverbs 31:22


Karen said...

These quilts are gorgeous! It sounds like you and your girls had a great time together. Good for them being interested in stitching.
I cannot remember the name of the book, but it is in our church library, and I'll check the name and author.
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out!

Christie Belle said...

Oh how I love quilts. I wish I had the ability to make them! It's neat that your girls are interested in this stuff!

Stephen said...

Wow! Very pretty. My mom, grandma, great- and great-great all sewed quilts, most of which my mom still has. I love looking at them.

(BTW, I found you through your son's friend Ashley's blog--Ashley's mom Tina is a friend of mine.)

Barbara said...

Oh! those quilts. Wonderful. Real American quilts at that. Thanks for showing.
I did say I was coming back to your site another time though and here I am soon getting past the midnight hour. Good night.