A few weeks ago, a quilt group that my mom is a part of hosted their annual garden quilt show where they display the quilts they’ve made over the year, serve a delicious lunch, and in the process raise money for a local charity. These ladies are so prolific and the show is always fun to attend.
Here’s another quilt by my mom. She had so many blocks left over from this quilt, she made another. This one now happily resides on my sister’s red couch and looks smashing in the process.
After lunch there was a trunk show by this dear lady, who’s name I did not catch. (Clearly, I am not a very good journalist. But thanks to Shanda for the head’s up – her name is Maxine Oakeson!) Maxine brought some AMAZING vintage quilts. After taking pictures of about 20 vintage quilts, guess who realized they’d forgot their camera card? Fortunately I had an extra in the car and at least got pictures of these two.
This applique quilt was to. die. for. Maxine bought this quilt as a kit on clearance from a department store in the 1960’s. It came with all the fabric and the pre-marked backing fabric that showed where everything was to be placed and even has quilting lines marked. It’s a Queen size quilt. She does not enjoy applique (even though she totally rocks at it) and has steadily put it together over the years. I loved how current the colors are even though they’re from 40 years ago. LOVED it.
This is another antique quilt that was on display. Such a sweet quilt and check out that amazing hand quilting!! I’ve never seen a quilt so heavily hand-quilted – which is probably why it has survived in such amazing condition. This one is OLD. I’ll have to do some-more sleuthing to give it a date estimate.
In other news, if you’re a Utah local and want to come hang out and sew with other stitch-y friends, check out this little quilting retreat hosted by Pam of French Knots. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to get away for one of those days of sewing.
Also, the winner of the Sewing Summit Swag has been notified. Thanks to all those who entered for your sweet comments.