Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bed Turning

One of the hightlights of the Light House Quilters' show last weekend was a Bed Turning. An antique brass bed held 20 antique and vintage quilts, arranged in chronological order, one atop the other. Two guild members pulled each quilt off the top for a show and tell, with the historical information provided by a third member. If was fun to see the quilts and hear their histories.

Baby Bunting

This arrangement of New York Beauty blocks is known as Baby Bunting and is completely hand pieced and hand quilted. It's from the late 19th century.

All my photos from the event are tagged Bed Turning on Flickr; here are a couple more of my favorites.

A 1930's Double Wedding Ring.

1930s Double Wedding Ring

A graphic pink and white quilt from the 40's.

Unnamed quilt

A yo-yo coverlet with a very organized arrangment of yo-yos.

Yo Yo Coverlet

A classic red and white Chimney Sweep quilt–which one member of the quilt police in the audience insisted was an Album quilt (and wasn't happy with me when I suggested that both block names are correct).

Chimney Sweep

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