I am finally posting some photos of our “Small Quilts from Antique Inspiration” at Maine Quilts 2016. Cyndi Black and I organized an exhibition of little quilts and the antique quilt that inspired them. I hope you enjoy the photos.
First off, Cyndi Black (BusyThimble) with her magnificent potholder reproduction. What a sensational job! The original was on loan from the Maine State Museum in Augusta.
Here is Laurie LaBar (official title: Chief Curator of Historical and Decorative Arts, Maine State Museum) unofficial title: One Who knows lots and Shares All! With her first quilt ever (she makes wonderful jewelry however). She had the wool hand dyed and then pressed it at the cleaners to try to recreate the calendering. (spell check does not like this word, but I promise it is not spelled like the other “calendar”). The original quilt is from the Maine State Museum. Emma Morin made this little wool quilt behind Laurie, to honor her grandmother’s original. The original ways a ton so we had to
drape it over a rack.
Sue Rivers reproduced her magnificent Irish Chain with swag border. Oh how I want to make this little gem. She did a fabulous job!
Pat Burns reproduced an Amish quilt in the collection of our friend Judy Roche.
Suzanne Bruno made this fantastic tea cozy to represent her crazy quilt. What a great idea!
Diane Dixon chose to make this adorable little pyramid quilt. The original had some of the most wonderful wool challis’ in it. Great job!
Bonnie Dwyer made this red and white Bear Paw. Just above that is a quilt made by Ann Reed (not pictured, she snuck in and out too quickly for a photo) from a quilt in the Henry Ford Museum. The two quilts were striking. It was our “red and white corner”!
For some reason I was not able to catch Mary Reynolds for a photo, but she made this beautiful rendition of a quilt in the collection of Judy Roche. I was in awe of the Compass Rose, but Mary said it was the feathered star that gave her fits.
Dawn Cook-Roninngen (Collector with a Needle) and Jeannanne Wright made two tiny little quilts from the incredibly inspiring original from Jeannanne’s collection. They even hand dyed the backing to be more authentic. I think if I had my pick of any of the antiques, it would have been this one. Hmm… maybe because of the cheddar?
Florence McConnell made this exquisite "Carolina Lily" quilt from one in her collection. What a fantastic representation. Florence has participated in the AQSG study quilt projects in the past and her work is stunning.
Nena Cunningham made this little gem from a quilt I have owned for years. I am a sucker for medallion quilts. Nena did a fantastic job!
This is Karen Keeler’s interpretation of this wonderful turn of the century Churn Dash quilt. Love the scrappy look!
And finally, yours truly. This antique inspiration was so unique that I just had to reproduce it!
Forty Five minutes after the show closed, this is how it looked. See you next year! Thanks to everyone who participated.
One of the best parts of our show this year was meeting up with Blogging friends, Gladi Porche (Gladi Quilts) and Cynthia Nanto (Wabi-Sabi Quilts).
One more boat show this weekend and then I can relax and get back to a normal 40 hour work week and cooler temps for quilting!