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Who made these quilts?

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Red, white, cute and about 81 years old. If the maker who spent hours stitching this by hand is still alive she would be around 100 years old now.

This is a block on a quilt that I saw today at an Antique Mall.

DSC04960 I really like this pattern too.I have one at home almost identical. The fabrics are most likely feed sacks and possibly old shirting with a plain pink as an accent.

It is badly worn and almost irreparable.

Each piece was meticulously sewn by hand. I wonder where it was sewn and under what circumstances. Yet it's very typical of the era.

I think the colors and patterns are just delightful. I'm sure it was quite difficult to do.

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As I walked through the mall, the local church service was being broadcast through out the entire place and it reminded me of my Mum I think she would have joined in with her alto harmony if she had been there. I admit, I almost did too. The Ministers  deep south accent was hypnotic and so far from the reality of home.

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This was another lovely quilt, but it was really terribly damaged, far too damaged to be repaired.

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The quilt below, was interesting. It was really lumpy, but I found a part where the stitching had come undone and the batting was an old chenille bedspread. It was incredibly heavy.

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I love these pot holders… so I bought this one.

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It's great having the time to browse… the church service added ambiance, the memories of hymn singing and the excitement of the find. THEN lunch at Cracker Barrel.
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YES, I did buy two quilts. Both were around $40 each.

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A Lone star quilt made from plain cottons. hand pieced and quilted with raw cotton batting.

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This other one is a real scrap quilt, but in good condition and the fabric is delightful. It's like having an encyclopedia of fabrics in your hand.

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I didn't realise when I photographed this block that she had sewn two quarters in  a different direction to the rest of the entire quilt.

The woman behind the counter is a Textile Art Major and will look out for interesting things for me……!!!!!!

I came back to the hotel and and has swim…. and so did Alice Isabella.

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4 Comments

  1. They will stay here in Hot Springs at the hotel as part of our textile collection…..
    It was a good buy.

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  2. What wonderful items to discover! I purchased a scrap quilt in a second hand shop that had another quilt as it’s batting.

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