dinsdag 15 juli 2014

Show-and-tell of 10 of Caro's Antique Quilts, sunday 3 augustus in Ermelo

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.

So this was the little presneak of Sunday the 3th of august. Hope to see you there.

3 opmerkingen:

Martine zei

Mooi die oude quilts.

Yvonne zei

Wat leuk! Gaat vast heel gezellig worden daar in Ermelo! Laten we inderdaad even iets afspreken binnenkort, leuk!

Petra zei

Leuk, ik wil die oude quilts van jou wel eens in het echt zien. Ik weet niet of het gaat lukken maar ik doe mijn best om langs te komen.