Wednesday, January 16, 2008

primary research

Since I am in Kingston, I took the opportunity to visit this quilt today at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Jennifer Nicoll, manager of the collections allowed me to borrow white gloves and a measuring tape and have a good look at it. It's a remarkable example of a log cabin, made from these wonderful embroidered ribbons {called gimp} with satin and velvet central squares. Anonymous, Ontario, 1900.

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  1. Hi Judy,
    Just thought I'd catch up now we are between semesters. Love the blog lately and there's nothing quite like doing a real hands on with pieces - you feel that direct contact with those who have gone before. I've arranged to do some research into 20s clothing at a local(ish) museum in early Feb and I can't wait. Hope you are keeping well. Chris

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx