Hospital Sketches by Roseanne Smith, 2019-2022
About three years ago New England Quilt Museum curator Pamela Weeks and I discussed hanging a 2020 show of recent applique quilts made from my Block of the Month series called Hospital Sketches.
Our plans went awry.
But, three years later: It's opening soon! And here's a preview of “Hospital Sketches: Applique Quilts Inspired by Civil War Healthcare Workers."
The show will be up from July 20th until October 1st. I am scheduled to speak there on Saturday, September 10th (barring further train wrecks.)
I published a little catalog at Blurb books, which you can buy from Blurb.com or look for it in the museum's shop. Here's a link to Blurb print-on-demand, where you can see a preview:
There were dozens of terrific quilts made from the pattern but we could only fit a few in the gallery. I picked those with a variety of looks, borders and sets.
Patterns and stories about hospital workers during the Civil War were published on my CivilWarQuilts blog in 2019. You can also use the catalog for patterns. There's a 7 x 7" picture of each block that you can photocopy.
Here's a link to the original pattern posts and the stories, which became sadly relevant during the recent pandemic as nurses and doctors died while caring for patients.
And you can buy the nine patterns to print yourself at my Etsy shop:
And we have a long neglected Facebook group which you can ask to join to see what's happening.
Things are happening!
That is exciting!ReplyDelete
wow...a great honor to you and those who participated...i'm sure it will be wonderful!ReplyDelete
This is exciting. We all hope there are no more derailments!ReplyDelete
I know it will be a fabulous exhibit. I can't wait to see it.ReplyDelete