Thursday, March 31, 2011

Antique Cherry Tree of Life

This pretty antique cherry tree of life quilt from the Southeast USA is for sale on eBay today. The opening bid is $464. There isn't much info about the quilt and I don't know the seller. But I thought the photos were interesting. I like the cherries made from two colors. The ad says they are stuffed, but it doesn't really show in the photos.





Yesterday I went back to see the red and white quilts in NYC, this time with my Mom who also lives in CT. She's not a quilter, but she enjoyed it too. We had lunch there within view of the quilts and it was wonderful. The title "Infinite Variety" is so appropriate for this collection of quilts! We were told by a representative of the American Folk Art Museum that the book about this collection by Elizabeth V. Warren, Guest Curator will be available in a few years. Well, this will be worth waiting for.




I'll be getting my new computer in about 3 weeks, then I'll be back to regular daily posting. I miss visiting with you every day. I can't wait to show you lots of red and white quilt photos. I hope you are all well and doing lots of quilting!

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is a beautiful quilt. We have to wait YEARS for the quilt book? Looking forward to your upcoming blog posts.

Celia Ciuffo said...

very very nice!!!
saludos desde argentina!!!

Tina said...

If I had seen you yesterday, I would have said hi. I spent most of the time looking up(or through the camera lens)! What a spectacular display! I hope the book includes some stories about the quilts, but I would be happy with just photos, too.

Staci said...

I'm so glad you showed this lovely quilt. I have a wonderful old quilt, and it is the reason I quilt now.

Michelle said...

Stunning, I love it.

carine said...

What a beautiful quilt! Greetings from Bruges Carine

Teresa said...

That is a beautiful and unusual quilt...thank you for sharing it. I wonder what the final price will be...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kim said...

I was so tempted to go back. It was such an amazing experience, I can't really think of it as a "quilt show".
So glad you got to share it with your mom, that will be a special memory!

Happy Sewing

Mimi said...

That's the thing with ebay, sellers can say anything they want and in recent years photos do not seem to reveal as much as they use to.... but then each picture costs something.....

I was discourage to hear "years" until the book. Perhaps the editor is going to do some research on makers - if possible - and add to the story line. Years of course will give us a lot of time to save our quarters as it is going to be an expensive historical book.

I spent an unamazing amount on a book from OZ for a historical book. Seemed crazy at the time but I knew I would kick myself if I did not acquire it when I could - and I am very very glad to have it. Don't need / want anymore "pattern" books - have cut back.

WoolenSails said...

Love that quilt, simple but nice with the variations.
I would love to go to the show, but hate the city, too crazy for me;)

Debbie

julie said...

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Those quilt designs were really unique. Many are hoping that you could give the public the data on how to make these stuffs. I'm very much interested with this thing.