Sunday, September 1, 2013

Road Trip Report

Vicki and I had a great weekend in Iowa last month.  We went to hear the fabulous Julie Silber speak about Amish quilts.  She was a delight to talk with, and her lecture was beyond informative - very engaging.  If you have a chance to listen to her speak, don't pass it up!
We took some time to peruse some shops along the way, and an antique mall.  It was loaded with antique quilts.  Here are some favorites:

This one nearly made it home with me.  Just look at all that close, lovely hand quilting!

When I was growing up, my Mom's set of childhood encyclopedias resided in the bookcase.  When I saw this box, and with the letter J on it, well, you know, I had to have it!  I'm thinking that the inside could be varnished, and doll quilts displayed in it.  It would also make a nice, little bookshelf.

This basket pattern is uncommon, and a good one, I think.

Vibrant bowties, with yummy pinks, reds and indigo.

And another sweetie pie bowtie.