Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Antique Quilt Trunk Show

What at treat!

Last week at work I had the unexpected pleasure to see a trunk show of about 40 antique quilts.

Sandra Starley,  a nationally certified quilt appraiser, historian, researcher, quilt collector, lecturer, designer and instructor, came by the Handi Quilter offices. Sandy has an extensive collection of antique quilts (early, unusual and masterpieces) and spent a couple hours with us sharing many of her quilts that span  about 100 years -- from early 1800s through early 1900s.

I took lots of photos and will be doing a blog post  on the Handi Quilter blog next week using those photos. But for my post here  I'm linking to  a couple of my favorites from her collection.

This antique crib quilt from about 1845 was just exquisite. Sandra has several posts featuring this quilt, as well as her reproduction  of several of the blocks.

But this was my favorite one from her collection -- an 1850s Rose of Sharon applique quilt.

You'll  love Sandra's  blog, Textile Time Travels. You'll see many close-ups of the quilting and fabrics in her amazing collection of antique quilts.


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