QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues

Sunday, November 30, 2014

AQSG's Past & Present Quilt Challenge


Circa 1825 collection from In the Beginning

The American Quilt Study Group  is sponsoring a repro fabric challenge in collaboration with In the Beginning Fabrics. In the Beginning has a fabric line currently in shops called Circa 1825.

A portion of the profits for the fabric from Circa 1825 go to benefit
the American Quilt Study Group.

Jason and Sharon Yenter of In the Beginning Fabrics.

Thanks to the Yenters.

The challenge theme is Past and Present. The deadline for the contest is February 28, 2015. Your small quilt needs to be finished and a jpg photo sent with your name to AQSGchallenge@gmail.com by that date.

The Awards:
  • One year gift membership to AQSG
  • Fabric tower of In the Beginning Fabrics
  • Top 20 quilts will participate in a traveling exhibit for a year
Photo from Dawn at Collector with a Needle blog

You must use at least 8 prints from the Circa 1825 line.

The Rules:
  • All items must be three layers and quilted
  • Each quilt must use at least 8 fabrics from this line
  • Additional fabrics may be used
  • Size: No larger than 160” perimeter

Semi-finalist quilts will be exhibited at AQSG Seminar 2015 being held in Indianapolis September 9-13, 2015


See the AQSG webpage here:

The collection is full of great repro prints from
the first decades of the 19th century---styles that
are hard to find.
I especially like this coral stripe



See more pictures of the line here:

http://americanquiltstudygroup.org/circa1825.asp

Old Sturbridge Village, the Massachusetts museum, is doing a similar challenge with their latest reproduction line. Click on the link for more information:
https://www.osv.org/third-annual-members-quilt-challenge

3 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a fun challenge, but I am so swamped now that it will be all winter, to catch up, lol. I wanted to get back to Sturbridge village, haven't been there in years.

Debbie

Barbara Goetz said...

I'd like to do the study quilt with AQSG and the basket quilt. Do you have any suggestions on resource material?

Barbara Goetz said...

I'd like to do the study quilt with AQSG and the basket quilt. Do you have any suggestions on resource material?