Seneca Falls Star
by the Sew Whatevers
(Roseanne Smith, Georgann Eglinski, Barbara Brackman,
Sarah Fayman, Carol Jones, Nicki Listerman, Janet Perkins,
Wendy Turnbull, and Jerrye VanLeer)
Lawrence, Kansas, 2009
87" x 87"
The Sew Whatevers reproduced a quilt from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum to raise funds for the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild.
Roseanne made the center star from fabrics Barbara and Terry Thompson designed years ago for Moda. The collection was called Seneca Falls. The fabrics echoed mid-19th century prints and the names honored leaders in the era's women's suffrage movement.
Georgann hand-appliqued the Oakleaf and Reel designs for the edge of the star. The group pieced the diamond border and Lori Kukuk machine-quilted it.
Our inspiration was a terrific mid-19th century quilt in the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Click on the link below to see the original (#1997.007.0660). It's possibly from Pennsylvania, in the James Collection, and done about 1840-1860 in indigo prints with golden yellow figures.
Our reproduction quilt will go to its new owner on September 20th. That might be YOU. Email Barb L at email@example.com for information about tickets---$5 for six.
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