A Crazy quilt from Montpelier, Vermont. Sharon Waddell's collection.
The quilt exhibit at the hotel for the American Quilt Study Group's Seminar last months was Chintz, Calamanco & Cotton: Quilts of New England. Collector Sharon Waddell curated the show which featured many quilts from her own collection and that of Debra & Richard Grana.
We saw a wide range of New England quilts.
Strippy of two toile-style cylinder prints
about 1830. Sharon's collection.
Variable Star found in Maine from Deb Grana's collection
Honey Bee with a white-ground chintz border from
Wool worsted quilt from Sharon's collection
Diamond Hexagon from Western Massachusetts, about 1830
Album quilt with dates 1854-1855. Deb's collection.
Deb, second from left, talking about her giant sampler
that was cut in half
Circle Star about 1870. Sharon's collection.
Crazy from Deb's collection with a quirky inscription:
"This is not all the fancy work I ever made but must quit this and go
to work at something else. We'll call around. Good by. This was made by
Granma A. M. Farnsworth. Age 95 years old."
Next year's AQSG Seminar is scheduled for October 3-7, 2018
in Bethesda, Maryland.
You'd better come. They'll try to top this show (not easy.)