Cindy Rennels and her domain at the quilt merchants' area.
Really old quilt behind her. The triangles at the bottom are a deep fringe.
But you want to see quilts. So here's a selection of some I saw, with credits if I can figure it out.
Fuzzy picture of hexagonal pineapple quilt. Note my
finger there for scale. I have one of these pineapples but certainly
not this small.
This one had no backing which allowed us to see the fabric foundations.
Memory also fuzzy---which dealer?
Chintz cut outs at Mary Koval's booth.
Prussian blue & buff stripes in a center diamond
Square in a square (Economy block) from
the Triplett sisters booth. Made by Sarah Elizabeth Brady Engel of
Comes with a lot of documentation.
Mystery pattern from Xenia Cord's inventory. I drew in a white
line to show you that the blue dotted print are 5-sided pieces.
Not a block. Hard to put together.
Chintz from Xenia's booth
Great late-19th-c stripe from Mary Koval's stack of fabrics and parts.
Underneath: an early embroidered piece.
Maybe Jane Lury's booth?
The applique on the wall British.
It says FOOT on the bottom.
Humans and birds and other free form-applique. I always love the way
these free-form appliques ignore the block concept.
Saw a similar quilt at the International Quilt Museum galleries,
a recent acquisition. Family said it was made in Wisconsin but I doubt it.
Another new IQM acquisition. 1840s, taste changing --- chintz or calico?
How about both?
Looked through mail-order fabric sources at the Quilt Research Center
in the University of Nebraska libraries. Like this description of the flapper stockings---
"Pure silk and fiber", late 1920s.
Archivist Mary Ellen Ducey showing us the storage area
for the Quilt Research Center at the University of Nebraska Libraries.