Thursday, September 12, 2019

Just for fun

The quilts in this post are from the Whimsy exhibition currently up at the International Quilt Museum until November 30.  Above is: 

Fans  1890 - 1910
Ardis and Robert James Collection

The mixed striped fabric ground, the embroidered stars here and there.
Love Apple
Anna McGinty McNabb and probably also Ruth Deaver     1882-1885
Gift of Robert and Ardis James Foundation
Love Apple means Tomato

the spiral design
Friendship Quilt
Mary Elizabeth Shelby  1940

The buttons!  All those buttons entirely cover the surface.
This quilt weighs more than 40 pounds.

1 comment:

  1. Love the fans, such a unique improv setting. Thank you for sharing.


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