The American Quilt Study Group held its annual seminar in Lincoln, Nebraska over the weekend.
I took 101 pictures so I will have a few posts over the next few weeks. This year's was the best attended ever---I think we have been meeting since 1981.
There were several shows of antique quilts to see. One was Connie Nordstrom's Pot of Flowers exhibit. Connie has been collecting information about a special applique pattern.
They are usually set as a four-block and have many berries and sometimes birds.
She says she's found over fifty examples of this quilt design.
It was a great exhibit with informative labels.
She's found two from about 1900 in northeastern Kansas.
This one nearly identical to one made by
Rose Kretsinger about 1930. Rose's inspiration?
Pride of Iowa
Spencer Museum of Art
This quilt wasn't in the exhibit but a photo was.
It was great to see her research and such amazing quilts.
One of the other great shows is the Vendor's Sale where some of the best quilt dealers bring their stuff. I guess we are such a sophisticated audience it's worth it to them to bring their stock.
You don't often get to see quilts ranging from 1790 to 1950.
More details later
Seminar 2013 September 18-22 in Charleston, South Carolina