|Four-Block Grape Applique|
One building houses the antique quilts; the other all the show quilts with the winners & their ribbons! Of course, I head to the antique quilts & begin snapping pictures.
I first want to give credit to the VQF booklet which gives these vivid explanations of the quilts themselves. Words within " " are taken from the brochure.
I love this Four-Block Grape Applique with its "exquisite applique & quilting, embroidered grapevine tendrils, slightly stuffed grapes, thin vines & stems. Circa 1850"
|Peony with Tree Border|
Peony with Tree Border - Many of the old quilts were held for good use only & remain in superb condition such as this quilt to the right. I was amazed with the colors so bright & true on this one. Circa 1860
|Prince's Feather with Swag & Tassel Border|
|Massachusetts Circle Stars|
|Close-up of the Circle Stars|
|Close-up of Scrappy Irish Chain|
Scrappy Irish Chain -
I think this is very interesting! "During the last half of the 19th century, there were competitions to see who could make a quilt with the most pieces.
This New Jersey Irish chain quilt has a wonderful variety of dime-sized pieces. Circa 1870"
|Scrappy Irish Chain|
|Pineapple Stars Circa 1890|
"This two-sided quilt has an early 1880's log cabin variation top & a later circa 1890 scrappy backing. The color placement creates stars when seen from a distance. In a center block, the maker has placed initials & the year 1882. Circa 1890"
Come back on Monday & I will show you the winner at VQF 2015!