As a special supporter (or “Stashfest Friend”) of the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, I was honored to attend a tea this afternoon. A lovely group of supporters, board members, and quilt aficionados enjoyed getting to know each other a little bit and were the first to see a new collection of antique quilts that the museum recently acquired. Here are a few which I thought you might enjoy!
Here is part of the area filled with French Knots.
This log cabin block quilt from 1865 is particularly unique because it’s a two-sided quilt… quite unusual for that time period.
Here’s another piece from the 1840’s. What makes this quilt special is that it is a very early example for broderie perce. This technique is done by cutting out a part of a printed fabric and appliquéing it onto a background, such as the center piece you see here. The fabric was also used to make the large diamond shape border around the quilt.
This cherry quilt from the 1890’s is Mennonite.
A wonderful and unique example of redwork from the 1890’s.