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.
Here’s a close-up of some of the incredible embroidered blocks.
This log cabin block quilt from 1865 is particularly unique because it’s a two-sided quilt… quite unusual for that time period.
This incredible piece has feathered triangles and appliquéd flowers and leaves as a large wide border. It’s in pristine condition… for a quilt that will be celebrating two centuries in a few decades. It was made in the 1840s.
This cherry quilt from the 1890’s is Mennonite.
A wonderful and unique example of redwork embroidery from the 1890’s.