Monday, December 6, 2010

AQSG Star Study

Eight-Pointed Star-Borden Family Quilt by Florence McConnell
41-1/2 x 37 -1/4"

See Florence's inspiration quilt by clicking here and scrolling down

Every other year the American Quilt Study Group invites members to study an antique quilt by reproducing it on a smaller scale. This year the theme was star quilts and members made 39 quilts, which you can see on the AQSG website. Click here: http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/qs_star_study01.asp

Nancy L. Losee, Star of Bethlehem
36" x 36"
Inspired by a quilt in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg
Acc. No. 2000.609.1
To see the original click on the EMuseum page for Colonial Williamsburg.
Do a quick search for the word Bethlehem. The inspiration quilt will come up as the second item.

Some studied quilts in museum collections, some were inspired by quilts in private collections and some by quilts they owned themselves.  
Cindy Vermillion Hamilton
Star of England
40" x 42"
Inspired by a quilt in her own collection

Most of the Star Study quilts were exhibited at the Houston Quilt Festival in a show that will travel around for the next two years. Kansas City Star Books is planning a book about them for the spring.

Bobbi Finley, Mennonite Lone Star
49-1/2" x 49-1/2"
Inspired by a quilt in a private collection

The schedule for the traveling exhibit:

January 3, 2011 - February 6, 2011:
Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tillamook, OR

February 25, 2011 - June 5, 2011:
Monroe County History Center, Bloomington, IN

July – August 2011:
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA

September 17-18, 2011:
Faithful Circle Quilters Show, Woodridge, IL

November 2011 – January 2012:
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO

March 2012:
Dallas Quilt Convention, Dallas, TX

April – August 2012:
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE

The Quilt Study is only one of the many good reasons to join the American Quilt Study Group.
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  1. Saw the quilts at Houston...really interesting. Glad to hear they are doing a book!

  2. I'm part of the board of the Friends of Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook, and we are so thrilled to be hosting the show. It will be the first show of our 20th anniversary. What a great way to kick off the year!!

  3. I love the idea of applique dogls tooth border. thanks:)