Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anorexic Applique

Nineteenth-century quilt from the Rosenberg Collection
at the University of Alberta

The late Doreen Speckmann used to give a lecture in which she entertained us with photos of Anorexic Applique.

I still save photos, thinking of her. Here's a little show to remember Doreen.

Detail of a similar crib quilt from Bill Volckening's collection

Was there more to this design at one time?

From a Maryland applique sampler


  1. These are such a hoot - especially that Eagle....what happened there I wonder.

  2. Rather humorous that artisans spent so much time on these "delicate" pieces. And thank you so much for mentioning Doreen. She was one of the first "speakers" I heard when my friends tried to get me interested in quilting, years ago. She still brings a smile to my face!

    Barb (NYC)

  3. Doreen Speckmann was a very knowledgeable, entertaining and funny speaker. I was privileged to hear and see one of her presentations at the old Quilters Heritage quilt shows in Lancaster PA. She will not be forgotten.