Saturday, August 4, 2012

Antique Show - Part Two

I should have mentioned in the Part One post - that this Quilt Show is part of the Middleburgh 300th Celebration http://middleburgh.com/FLOOD.HTM  Scroll down a little to find the site on the celebration.  But amazing that a small community pulled together to recover from the destruction of Irene with pride in their ancestory/heritages.  Many of these quilts were rescued from flood affected homes.

DRESDEN PLATE



DATED 1930'S


DATED 1930'S


DATED 1930'S



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.

STARS



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
DATED 1930



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

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing Sharon. I am really enjoying the quilts and some of their stories.

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  2. What touching stories are behind some of these quilts. I'm glad you shared them. Beautiful work from so many.

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  3. These quilts are amazing. I loved reading what your guild members did for your friend Chris.

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  4. I'm in awe of the beautiful work that went into these quilts. Thank God they weren't lost. Thanks for showing us. Look forward to the next post.

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  5. More wonderful quilts. Thank you for sharing such a touching story. Your community suffered so much destruction.

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  6. I love old quilts and it is wonderful to see what was done to restore them. I love dresden quilts as my grandmother did several in the 30's - 50's. It was a great story about what your guild did with the dresden blocks for your friend.

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  7. ALL THE QUILTS ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL Sharon. But one of my favourites is always the Dresden! :)

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  8. Wow, how fun to go to a quilt show and see all old quilts!! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!!

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  9. Beyond wonderful. Thanks for sharing the pictures and stories of those fantastic quilts.

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  10. These are beautiful quilts, thanks so much for sharing them. Could you tell me about the last one - did it get washed away in a flood and then get professionally cleaned and repaired. It looks so clean and in pristine condition. Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts with us.

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  11. Those quilts are beautiful! It's an amazing project you're involved in to save them.

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  12. Beautiful quilts and I loved the story. I am sure she was very touched.

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  13. Awesome quilts. What a great story about the dresden quilt. Such a very nice thing to do.

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  14. Wonderful quilts Sharon, isn't it amazing the beautiful quilts they made with none of the modern conveniences we have . Loved the story about the Dresdan plate blocks and this quilt will be cherished for sure. Thanks for sharing .

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  15. Lonestars and Dresdens just make my heart zing..from Antique's to new I just love them!!

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  16. Oh my gosh! They are so beautiful. On to part three!

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  17. Oh my gosh! They are so beautiful. On to part three!

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  18. A dresden plate is still on my wish list to complete....so I appreciated seeing these antique ones especially.

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