No sewing since my last post, but there has been some retail therapy! I visited a couple of local shops with a visiting quilting friend. Luck was with us - Needle and Thread was having a fabric sale. We ran into friends that told us about a shop only 10 miles from my house. What kind of quilter am I - how could I miss a quilt shop that close to home? Scrapyard Quilting had a nice sale table with repros! I did some damage, but it put a smile on my face! I fell in love with the combination of these two fabrics. I'm pondering the quilt options.
To make your visit worthwhile, I'm including two more quilts from the Frugal and Fancy Exhibit.
The Star of Bethlehem quilt (1880) was made by Anna Marie Arnold Clemmons, Shelby County, as a gift for her husband. The quilt includes two inscriptions: 'J Clemmons married A W Arnold March 22, 1866' and 'Presented to J Clemmons on his 34 birthday by his wife'.
Whig Rose (1845-1865) was made by Lavina Rudicil Rubottom of Franklin County. The quilt was presented as a wedding gift to relatives in 1887.
I'm anxious to get back to the sewing machine, but the calendar isn't co-operating.
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