fourthcornerfinds is my favorite eBay seller, and she has some spectacular quilts for sale right now. Take a look at this New York Beauty ~
And this Nine-Patch Medallion ~
And last but not least, this Chintz Crib Quilt, which almost leaves me speechless ~
Be sure to check out the rest of her offerings here. You won't be disappointed.
I have been busy winnowing down my in-box.
If you wrote to me in the last few months, and you haven't heard back yet, you'll be hearing from me soon. I have it down to an even 600, and I'm plugging away at it every night.
I recently attended a Quilter's Tea and Turning at the Birmingham Historical Society in Birmingham, MI, and saw some wonderful things. First we had a wonderful tea the volunteers set out for us, with all kinds of fresh fruit and finger sandwiches. Then we saw a very informative PowerPoint presentation by Beth Donaldson of The Quilt Doctor who is normally busy entering quilts into The Quilt Index. :) If you haven't used this resource before, you should check it out, as it is a wealth of quilt information.
Unfortunately, a lot of my pictures of the Museum's quilts didn't turn out, as my camera was on the wrong setting, but here are a few of what we saw. Here's a silk hexagon, very colorful.
I can't imagine how long it took to put a binding on each of these tabs!
Here was a blanket that had some unusual broderie perse appliques of tapestry applied to it. We had a lot of fun trying to figure out the how and why of it.
And here are a few of the fabrics from another one. Sorry, the full pic was too blurry to post.
By the time show and tell came around, I had my camera adjusted, thankfully. Someone had just bought this chintz crib quilt, and it was breathtaking, at least for me.
I was surfing the web looking for something today, and saw something on Barbara Brackman's blog that made me do a double take. It's the second pic from the bottom.
I loved the colors in this.
And the fabrics.
I got my first block of Sue Spargo's Earth 'n Twig, and I just love the bright colors. I can't wait to get started on this, but I'm tied up with something else for the next two weeks.
Last but not least, I have a new blog, Material Witness. It's intended to be a reference on the older out of production repro fabric lines. If anyone has a favorite line and would like to be a guest blogger, let me know. And...there's a giveaway over there. If you like repros, I think you're gonna' love it.