QUILT INFO

The quilt block shown is made from a pattern called "Garden of Hollyhocks" and is found in Norma Whaley's book "Sweet and Simple".

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ANTIQUE QUILT

I only saw one antique quilt in the antique mall we were in on vacation that was even a bit worthy of a picture.  I do not find very many quilts, tops, or blocks in antique shops any longer.  I suppose most are now sold on E-Bay or at quilt shows.


Enjoy.  That's all for today.

Karen

16 comments:

  1. I don't see quilts in the antique shops either, come to think of it, I go the the Big Flea here in the DC area and don't see them there either.

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  2. Yes, this quilt was worthy of a picture. :)

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  3. At first I thought the quilt had alternated plain white blocks. Upon closer inspection I could see the faint evidence of faded color. Wonder how bright it was originally?

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  4. great quilt , love those chunky flying geese , hmmm no point matching, wasn't she smart!
    great quilt
    Kathie

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  5. There is an auction house down the road from them. They have quilt auctions twice a year, and some of those quilts are antiques but not many. I find if there is an antique quilt in a shop, it's price is out of this world.

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  6. Much better shape than the two that I got for free!

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  7. You are so right about rarely seeing quilts in antique shops. My daughter found one in a thrift store she likes to frequent. She was so excited to find it!

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  8. That's a great find. Love red and white quilts. We have very few antique shops that carry quilts.
    I think you are right in saying they are on E Bay.
    Drop by if you get a chance I'm having a giveaway!

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  9. Definitely worthy of a photo! I find quilts and quit tops on occasion at my local antique mall. I've only every bought a top that spoke to me. I'd love to be the keeper of them all.

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  10. Of course it's worth a picture, I saw lots of quilts around Washington last Aug, I guess it depends on where you are.

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  11. Very picture worthy. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Karen, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one! I see all these people that find stunning early 19th century masterpieces at their neighbor's garage sale for $20 and wonder what's wrong with me. I NEVER see anything good.

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  13. I love it Karen. I'm sure in its day the colors were stunning. Interesting pattern too!

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  14. It's absolutely beautiful though - I know what you mean, people now realize there's a buck to be made off of vintage sewing items so they are hard to find and a fortune when you do find one. But yet, it's still awfully hard to get people to PAY decent money for handmade quilts. Ugh. ;)

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  15. That's gorgeous. It truly is hard to find antique quilts in good condition now. I always love how soft the fabric is from years of love.
    xx, shell

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