Sunday, April 17, 2011

Red and White Pieced Quilts - Part 3

According to the classic 1935 quilt block identification book "The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America" by Carrie A. Hall and Rose G. Kretsinger, this charming block is called "English Ivy." About it they say, "Seldom does anyone, even the most zealous quilt connoisseur, see a finer example of the art of quilt-making than was the original of this unique pattern." What a bold and beautiful example of "English Ivy."









More red and white pieced quilts tomorrow.


When Mt. St. Helen erupted in the 1980's my Dad was flying to Seattle. The pilot said "This is once in a lifetime event," so they flew around viewing the scene rather than making it to Seattle on time. That's how I feel about these red and whites. Let's savor this, then get back to our usual thing later. Sound good?

16 comments:

Kate said...

Thanks for all the marvellous photos - it would have been so amazing to visit the show, but I feel I HAVE visited thanks to your photos. BTW - how long did you spend at the exhibit?? With all the shots you took you must have been there for hours! How wonderful!

QuiltSwissy said...

I agree this has been wonderful for us who are too far away to be there in person

glen in Louisiana

Nicky said...

Thanks again for the photos - and for showing them in stages - it means you can appreciate them more. Wouldn't you just love to be the owner - she must be so pleased with the response to her collection!

Carol said...

That sounds good to me! I've been loving your posts from the quilt show and hate to see them end.

Stephanie said...

I'll hate for your posts to end. It's been a wonderful show.

Nedra said...

More fabulous red and whites. Thanks.
It was fun to see pictures of you and your quilts over on Jackie's blog this morning.

Fiesta said...

These quilts are beautiful. Are they really red and white or are there any that are red and offwhite?

Selvage Quilter said...

Kate,
I really don't know how long I was there. I think it was about an hour each time, but I can't say for sure. Did you ever feel like you spent 10 minutes in a quilt shop, then realize it was really an hour? Haha.

Nedra,
Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to go to visit Jackie's blog.

Fiesta, Most of the quilts were red and off-white. Only a few were a real bright white.

Karen

Leila said...

Thank you so much for sharing all of these photos. This exhibit really is something to stop and savor. I just found your blog and I have enjoyed going back and looking at all of the red and white post.

There really isn't anything new under the sun. Last week after seeing some red and white photos I started thinking about making a red and white quilt. I looked though an older book with traditional designs and saw one I thought would be a good choice in blue and white very similar to the one you said would "drive you to drink." :)

Kim said...

Oh it will be a very long time until I tire of the red and white quilts.
I wish I had gone more than one day to gaze at the quilts ...but for two hours I took in as much as I could before my DH had enough. Soon I'll start my own :0).

Happy Sewing

Helen said...

Once in a lifetime....glad it was in my lifetime!

Taryn said...

I couldn't agree more!

JoAnne said...

Yes! That sounds good, savor this gorgeous collection. Thanks so much for bringing it to us.

Tina said...

Sounds good to me! I took over 120 photos, and you caught some that I missed. It was just overwhelming in the best way!

Gabriela López García said...

Waaaw!!!! Great report!!!
thank you.
Regards
Gaby

SarahZ said...

I believe I landed here this morning via lollyquiltz...anyhow, I really appreciate your wonderful thread of this exhibit. Your photos of these exquisite quilts are their own shade of exquisite :) Thank you!