The first stop at the Punta Gorda Quilt Show was a lecture on the care of antique quilts. I only caught the last couple minutes (so missed the bed turning), but after wrap-up an attendee brought out an antique crazy quilt to share. The quilt, dated 1881, was found among family possessions, but wasn't made by a family member. This was one of the nicest crazy quilts I've seen - mostly embroidered silks. I'm the caretaker of a family heirloom crazy quilt, but mine is the more typical velvet with fancy edge stitching. Each square of this quilt was special and included some cigar silks.
The year is stitched at left.
This is my favorite quilt from the show. Notice that two of the blocks are pieced a little differently than their neighbors.
Lastly, here's a picture postcard sunset. Glad I have this to remind me of sunshine and palm trees, because I'm not finding any at home in Indiana!
INDIANA 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts AQSG 2012 Quilt Study Challenge Monroe County History Museum 202 E 6th St Bloomington, IN 03/01/13 thru 08/31/13 Tues - Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Inherited Quilts, 2013 A wide variety of vintage and antique quilts, Mennonite and Amish, inherited from friends and relatives. Good Library Gallery, Goshen College Goshen, IN 04/07/13 thru 07/12/2013 Mon - Thurs 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM Fri 8:00 to 5:00, Sat 1:00 to 5:00, Sun 3:00 to 11:00 Hours vary during academic breaks, summer and holidays 574.535.7418
'Star Study: Quilts from the 2010 Star Study Challenge' Quilter's Hall of Fame 926 S Washington St Marion, IN 04/04/2013 thru 07/20/2013 Thurs - Sat 10:00 to 3:00
KENTUCKY Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery Permanent quilt wing with changing exhibits Opening exhibit (thru early 2013) includes 15 variations of Star pattern quilts in addition to quilts and textiles from the Richardson Collection. Kentucky Museum 1444 Kentucky St Bowling Green, KY Mon - Sat 9:00 to 4:00 EST