Friday, October 31, 2014

Potholder quilts revisited

A few weeks ago my friend Cyndi and I went to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass. for a quilt study meeting and wonderful viewing of the Rhode Island quilts in the main gallery. Here are two of the quilts that were brought to the study meeting. The first is a quilt put together by Pam (AKA Pothloder Pam) Weeks, curator at the museum. I believe she began collecting blocks for the quilt in 2008 and has now completed it. Isn't it great?!!! I don't know exactly how many people made blocks but I know Pam would be happy to take any and all questions about any potholder quilt. She is an expert on this method and is constantly on the search for quilts made in the potholder method.

this is my block - love those Lancaster colors!

This is my friend Cyndi's block - LOVE that fabric and that pattern!

This is Anita Loscalzo's block and I LOVE these fabrics too. O.K. I love them all!

I'll post Ann Morin's 1940's potholder next time. Hope I can encourage you to try this method!