On the way to the AQSG seminar in Charleston, I stopped at the Lexington County Museum (SC). The applique quilt at left was a show stopper as you entered the quilt display room. The applique quilt to the right in the following photo seems to be a more primitive rendering of the same design. Notice the quilt hanging on the left - this quilt was made by two sisters with obvious difference of opinion on design choice.
The same applique design was on display at the Charleston Museum. The placard at the museum identified the design as Sundew, a carnivorous plant. The design appears to be indigenous to Lexington County, South Carolina. My pic from the Charleston Museum is blurry due to the glass barrier, but want to include for your comparison.
I've recently been collecting some older quilts that have asked to come home with me - this is a new endeavour for me. The following Bear's Paw quilt was a BD present to myself. How can you abandon an old quilt, unloved, in a drafty antique mall? This quilt whispered 'Halloween' to me - I was sold!
Jan and I are doing a 'pick up' from the quilter next week. I have another for 'drop off'. Chipping away at the long list! Front Back
Anyone else having trouble with Blogger? Finally had to use an alternate browser. I still can't update the 'On the Nightstand' section and Jan can't upload pics.