The story behind this quilt (sorry it came out blurry) - one of our quilt guild members lost everything to the flood (many did). These blocks were her mother's who died very young from cancer. One of our quild member took the blocks and had them cleaned. Another member sewed them into a quilt top, another donated backing and batt, and another member quilted and bound it. So a labor of friendship amongst our local quild members. The quilt was presented back to Chris (she had no idea this was going on) at our end of year picnic. So the Tag on is says 2012, but the blocks are from the 1930's.
8-POINTED STAR WITH GEESE
Appraised and listed with the Museum of Folk Art, NY - Dated lated 1890's
8-POINTED STAR WITH STAR SETTING
LAMOYNE STAR - APPRAISED LATE 1890'S - EARLY 1900'
TEXAS STAR - 1930
LONE STAR - 1935
LONE STAR bought at estate auction in 1980 - appraised - early 1930's
FLOOD RECOVERED - MARINER'S COMPASS - LATE 1890'S
The hand quilting on this is stunning.
More to come tomorrow
Sewingly Yours, Sharon