I showed some my quilts at Atelier Bep, and now I will tell you about them on Sunday 3 of august in Ermelo. Jeltje from the 100rozen in Deventer is organizing a quiltweekend.
If you want some more information or want to be part of this weekend: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437453946520039
Crib quilt bought from Mary Koval, period 1850-1870. Why is this quilt so special.Green calicoes were a mainstay of the 19th-century quilters' palette. Because they were so common they are among the most difficult quilt fabrics to date. We see similar fabrics in quilts from about 1810 to 1970. Poison green or acid green as it's called, was a very popular color in quilts. It was first seen in quilts in the 1830s. They called it "poison green" because arsenic was sometimes used to produce green dyes.
This is one of my favorite quilts, the blocks dates from around 1880-1890, I just bought the blocks and combined them with muslin and turned them into a new quilt.
And there is my quilttop I bought at a quiltexhibition when I stayed at Marne and Elaine 5 years ago. Originally it was quilt, but it was in a very bad condition, so all there was left was quilttop. I washed it very carefully, did a lot of restauration and then I tied it again. Because it was tied orginally.