Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pennsylvania Charm

I got a tip from one of my quilt history lists to check out Pook and Pook's upcoming auction. I think most of the quilts and needlework are in lots 300 and later. Look at this charming pieced and applique'd crib quilt.





And this Whig Rose. I love the birds in the border.





But for some reason, my heart is captured by this simple Shoo-fly doll quilt.




The Elizabeth MacCullough Hervey Quilt is my favorite Baltimore Album Quilt. It's also one of the quilts the Baltimore Applique Society has made a pattern of to offer for sale. I finally saved up the money to buy it a few months ago, only to find out I'd just missed it, and it was sold out. Now, because of so many requests, the BAS is willing to reprint this pattern if they get 25 orders for it. If you think you will ever want to make this quilt in the future, now is your chance to get the pattern. If you are interested or have questions, email Cathy at baspresident@gmail.com. You can read more about the quilt, and the other patterns they have made available, here, under the Past Activites tab.




By now you've probably heard about the new John Hewson fabric line from Andover on another blog or website. I've been counting the minutes till this was available early next month, and wondering if I should find somewhere to pre-order it so I'm not left out in the cold. :( Then my friend Sharon sent me a link to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. The bad news is the fabric arrival is going to be delayed a bit. The good news is, if you pre-order from them before Nov. 1, you get 20% off the fabric price. !







Don't miss the chance to get this great fabric, at a great price, and help support one of our increasingly endangered Quilt Museums. IMHO these panels won't last long. Thanks, Sharon, for the tip. ;)

20 comments:

ann hermes said...

that is a fantastic crib quilt

regan said...

Those beautiful appliqued quilts are lovely.....but that shoefly is simply charming! I love it, too! And those panels.....wow! I've never ventured too far into applique, so I know I would never attempt that gorgeous Baltimore album.....but it is stunning to look at! Thanks for all the great pics!

fabriquefantastique said...

Fabulous...nice to know that there is still wonderful items out there.

Vivian said...

The red and green quilts are lovely, but my heart skipped a beat when I saw the little shoofly quilt. I'm sure it's partly due to the thought that it could have been made by a young seamstress. That thought adds to its beauty, in my mind.

I hope enough are found who are interested in the pattern. Sorry, it's not my thing. I'm a hand applique klutz.

Lucy said...

The red and greens are beautiful. but indeed the small quilt is adorable!

Kate said...

Great tip about the Hewson panels/yardage....I'm off to RMQM. Thanks! Oh and I LOVE the red and green crib quilt and the birdie border.

Sheila said...

Lisa,
Thanks for all the info! Lovely quilts and the repro panels are wonderful.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the heads up Lisa. Just wish I had the budget for one of those beautiful antique quilts!

Lori said...

They are all fantastic!! The panels are amazing and so beautiful!!

Frances Leate said...

What beautiful quilts and thanks for the information. Seeing the Baltimore has inspired me to continue with my WIP. The Hewson panels are something special. Take care.

Jan said...

Oh, my, these were great to see! I think I'll be seeing that crib quilt in my mind all day.

Quilt Station said...

hiya, yes gorgeous little shoo fly quilt, so soft and muted.
Thanks for the two tips...I will pop over to express my interest in the Baltimore pattern and also get on to Rocky mountain to preorder that 'divine' John Hewson fabric.
I haven't had a chance to be in touch for a while, hope all is well :-)
M x

Miriam said...

Thank you for the information about the John Hewson fabric.
I love the Whig Rose quilt.
The border on the Baltimore Album quilt is beautiful!!

Janet said...

Lisa,
What a wonderful post. Sometimes the simpler the better. The new
fabric line is gorgeous. It will be
off the shelves real quick.
Janet

taylorsoutback said...

Thank you so much for dropping by to visit earlier - you asked if I would do more applique after attempting my first project...oh yes, right now knee deep in the Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt from Sentimental Stitches...and so hooked, wondering what will come next.

Love the Hewson fabrics - they will go quickly when available!

I agree - there is something so endearing about that sweet doll quilt...so much love went into it.

Your blog is always filled with so much good information. Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

The Whig Rose with the birds sings to me! What a beautiful quilt. I think the birds are what attracts me to it so much.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

I enjoyed looking at the vintage quilt. All of them are very unique. Thanks for sharing all the information. Hugs Judy

Janet said...

The crib quilt has so much appeal, no wonder you love it. It's almost like the maker was playing with fabric and value to give different looks to the block. The other quilts are gorgeous too and thanks for sharing all the info.

Barb said...

great quilts. I love the crib quilt especially!!

Susie said...

I also love those antique quilts you have pictured.