Saturday, June 7, 2014

NEQM Charm Quilt Exhibit and Giveaway


Went to to  New Quilt Museum on Tuesday with my friend, Wendy, to see the Charm Quilts of Pat Nickols'.....it was a glorious day for the 2-1/2 hour trip (one way!).  In fact, we had glorious weather most of the week......glorious weather, to me, means temps no higher than 70 or so, Low Humidity, and a Breeze.......great for drying laundry on the clothesline, but I digress from my topic...................I took so many photos that I think I will show one or two quilts in a post.....love the detail shots of the fabrics for study and comparison.  I took a photo of each descriptive placard....hope they are readable!  This first Hexagon Charm had little slips of paper pinned to various fabrics in the center noting where each was formerly used.....most interesting!  Will need to return for the Next Exhibit which is Rhode Island Quilts!!


I think this center does contain a couple hexagons cut from the same fabric.....







The following 5 quilts were made by Wendy who loves Charm quilts as much as I do.........not to even mention Scrappy!  Love the second one with the Eagle Wreath in the center.....perfect size for a little quilt!

This quilt is made in the so-called "Potholder Style".....each block is a mini quilt in itself which are whipstitched together to form the whole quilt......a New England attributed technique frequently used in Signature/Album Quilts and written about by Pam Weeks in her book, "Civil War Quilts".


This may have been Wendy's first charm quilt.....she is considered the Feedsack Queen of Maine!!




And here is the latest full scrap box ready to find a new home!  It is a USPS Medium Flat Rate box filled to the brim!  Just leave a comment and your name will go in the drawing.  If you comment Anonymously, be sure to leave contact info in your comment or I will have to draw another name!!


88 comments:

  1. What a lovely exhibit. And what a lovely box of scraps too. :D Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to visit your shop one day.

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  2. Hiya Cyndi!
    Thank you for the armchair tour of the exhibits and also for the chance to win some of your lovely Civil War scraps!

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  3. I love making scrap quilts. The more variety the better.

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  4. I sure like seeing all the charm quilts! Thanks

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  5. Love the scrap/charm quilts! Amazing!
    Would love to add those lovely scraps to a quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Reproduction fabrics - my favorite! I would love to visit your shop. Thanks.

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  7. Love repro fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  8. Enjoyed looking at a unique way to put a postage stamp quilt together. I like the tin red sashing. It makes the blocks sparkle and it ties them all together. Would love to win those conversation prints on top. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. Thank you for sharing the quilts...especially that hexagon quilt from 134 years ago!! Wonder if any of my quilts will last that long, LOL!! As I am a scrappy quilter, I would love to have my name in the pot too.

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  10. Thank you, I love scrap quilts. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  11. All the quilts are lovely! I've been thinking about a potholder quilt and how portable it would be. Thanks for the chance to win your scraps!

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  12. What a charming display of quilts!!!! I do love scraps!!!!

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  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    I love Charm Quilts!

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  14. Would love to enter your scrap giveaway Cyndi and happy to pay postage to Australia if l win! Thanks for the chance!

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  15. Fabulous show,love them all.Thanks!!

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  16. You are so generous to give your scraps away. I love to make scrap quilts as I am color coordinated impaired. Meaning I don't match colors well but with scrap quilts I can.

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  17. I've been in a quilting funk lately....some new scraps might be just the ticket to light my fire again. Thanks for always being so generous with your scrappy treasures!

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  18. I viewed this same display at the museum in April and took similar photos. if you have any cards that are unreadable I might be able to help you out. Without the flash as requested, some of my photos are a bit blurry. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Susan G

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  19. What a treat to view these charm quilts. Love 'em
    Wendy is from my Father's home town of Bath, .

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  20. ooooh ahhhhh Lovely quilts thanks for sharing. My Charming Recovery is amazing.

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  21. What? You mean I get to look at wonderful quilts and have a chance at winning some fabric? Wow! This is my lucky day for sure. These are wonderful quilts. Hope you will post more pictures tomorrow. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. Love looking at the old "charm" quilts. Will look forward to seeing more quilts.

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  23. Looks m like there are some fun conversation prints in the box! Thanks for the wonderful quilt show and the chance to win!

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  24. I love your blog and would love to win the Giveaway!

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  25. I love the photos. The antique quilt is awesome and the newer ones are so inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win scraps!

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  26. Nice display of quilts, nice box of fabrics.

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  27. Thanks for sharing the quilts, wonderful ! Thanks for the chance at your great giveaway .

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  28. I agree with you about the perfect weather requirements, that is a perfect day. Your scrap box would be perfect for my mini and postage stamp quilts. Thanks for the chance.

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  29. Great pictures - thanks! I love the hexagon quilt with the labels - fascinating.

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  31. It was nice to see that Wendy's beautiful quilts are part of this exhibit. I haven't been to the museum yet. I must get that trip on my schedule.

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  32. My favorite Quilt was charming recovery, just loved it.

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  33. Loved the Charmed exhibit. I attended Martha McCarthy's talk on charm quilts this past Thursday.
    Pat Nichols gave a wonderful talk just after the exhibit was open- Love those scraps !

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  34. Fantastic.
    I'm making a scrap quilt just now so all scraps very welcomed.

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  35. Oh Wow
    That box of scraps would be like opening a very good Christmas present:)

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  36. Love, love, love Judy Roche's antique scrappy medallion quilt! Thanks so much for sharing the photos.

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  37. Thank you for the wonderful pictures. Inspiration every where. I just finished a 10 year hexagon quilt hand pieced, charm quilt. The box of scraps would be perfect for the postage stamp I have started with the leftovers from the hexie quilt.

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  38. I love seeing your photos...scrap quilts are so special, rich with history...that's why I'm so interested in them. I'd love to give your scraps a good home. Thanks for the chance for this great giveaway!

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  39. My first quilt was a charm quilt, and I hope to make another some day. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

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  40. Such beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing, and for the chance at the scraps. I love scrap quilts. sarah@forrussia.org

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  41. Thanks for the photos and chance to win---I want those!

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  42. THANKS a bunch for showing these inspiring quilts, Cindy ! I didn't know about the "potholder style" quilts, and this amazing technique of whip stitching finished blocks together.

    In stitches,
    NADINE

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  43. looks like another smashing exhibit and so many of wendy's quilts too...what an honor!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your trip! An armchair adventure! Inspiring.

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  45. oh no another exhibit I need to go see. Wish I would have know when I was in Boston last week. going back soon.
    oh I would love to win as I have the urge to sew again, need to whip up a few little quilts, this would be so helpful
    thanks!
    Kathie

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  46. My middle name is I love scraps... Lovely display of scrap quilts. I enjoyed it.

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  47. Thanks for sharing some quilts from the exhibit. Love scrap quilts!

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  48. Thanks so much for sharing the Charm exhibit, especially those close ups of the old prints. Looking forward to the next set! My father's family are all in Bath, made some wonderful childhood memories there. Judy...rjbeck@cot.net

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  49. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I had hoped to see the exhibit last time we visited Boston but only got to the Pilgrim and Roy exhibit.
    I'd love to win your scraps. They would be a great addition to the scrap quilt I'm currently working on.

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  50. The pictures are wonderful. I miss Maine so much. Please add me to the drawing for the scraps.

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  51. love the quilt pictures and thanks for the giveaway

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  52. I so love charm quilts! These were goodies! thanks for sharing.

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  53. I'd be charmed to win such a great set of fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. What a great exhibit and how lucky you are that you were able to see it! Thanks for sharing - I just love looking at all of the different fabrics. It would be really fun to play with your scraps - thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Love the pictures of the quilts. Thanks for a chance to win some lovely scraps.

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  56. Great quilt show - love all the photos you shared! I'm a scrapaholic and would love to win your goodies!

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  57. Thanks for sharing the pics. I particularly liked the quilt with the eagle center...I've been watching the Decorah Eagle nest on upstream, and this quilt made me think I should make an eagle mini quilt. If I win your scraps, I'll put some in the quilt.

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  58. It looks like a great show! Thanks for sharing. I am doing scrap quilts now-I have too much on each piece for a charm quilt!

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  59. I look forward to more pictures from the quilt show, loved the pics so far. Thanks for a chance to win some lovely scraps.

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  60. Thanks for sharing your quilt show with us. Would love those scraps.

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  61. Thank you for blogging! I love the hexi quilt as well as the charm quilts. It takes quite a great fabric collection to make one!

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  62. The charm quilts are wonderful. I would love to win that box of scraps. Thanks

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  63. I would love to win that box of scraps!!!! Lindsey Lindseyjewett at gmail.com

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  64. I am trying again because I don't think the first comment published. The first quilt I made was a charm quilt of hexagon shaped pieces, we called it an odd fellow. Hand pieced, y-seams and all. What was I thinking!!?? I sure could put those scraps to good use. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. Thanks for posting the photos! I live in Alaska, where we don't get a lot of quilt exhibits, let alone historic quilts. I so enjoy seeing the fabric details.

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  67. That lovely box of scraps would be a nice addition to all of my other fabrics........Nancy...NKL2@aol.com

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  68. Hexies are so addictive :) I am in the process of making a scrap quilt with them and if I was the lucky winner, this stash would definitely be included. Thanks for sharing the quilt exhibit.

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  69. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures of the exhibit at NEQM. Also, I loved seeing Wendy's quilts. Hope to get a bird's eye view at a class I'm taking with her at Maine Quilts. I would appreciate being in the drawing for the box of scraps. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Pat W from Waterford quiltroom@myfairpoint.net

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  70. Thanks for sharing, I love scrap quilts! I'm working on a scrap hexi now. Thanks for the chance to win some new scraps!

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  71. What stunning quilts! Thanks so much for sharing! And thanks for the chance to win those scraps! My fingers are crossed..XXXX!

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  72. I love that museum and wish I were closer! Recently finished a quilt remarkably similar to Wendy's left side charm quilt. Makes you think about how many people are working on similar projects without knowing it or each other. . . CW, adwalker1@verizon.net

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  73. Looks like it was an awesome show. My favorite of the ones you showed,the hexagons. What a treasure of fabrics. Thanks for letting me be part of your giveaway. Scraps= treasures.

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  75. Holy cow! Wendy's quilts are SO FANTASTIC!!!! Thanks for sharing them! Can't wait to take her class.....her 'Charming Recovery' quilt is on my list! Love it! And I need to make a trip down to MA for this show! Awesome! Thanks for the chance at yet another great scrap box.....you're amazing, Cyndi!

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  76. Love antique quilts and fabrics. Thanks for the close up photos and for the chance to win repro fabrics.

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  77. Love seeing those antique fabrics.

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  78. Love charm quilts! Those "potholder" quilts are very interesting, I don't recall seeing those before. Thanks for the chance for the wonderful scraps. Valekort at yahoo dot com

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  79. These charm quilts have inspired me. Now all I need is ambition!

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  80. Oh, how yummy! I adore charm quilts and those fabrics take your breath away! Thank you for the education and the opportunity to win!

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  81. Thank you for all you do! Please add me to the drawing!
    sew1800s

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  82. Thank you for sharing that exhibition with us! I love scrap quilts, there is so much to look at...
    Thank you for the drawing!

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  83. Wonderful quilts. I love looking at the old fabrics. It's no wonder fabric designers are drawn to them. Scrap quilts are the greatest.

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  84. Lovely quilts! Thanks for the chance to win your scaps! I love making scrap quilts!

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  85. Love the quilts. Thanks for sharing. They are beautiful quilts.They certainly make me want to get sewing.

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  86. oh, eine so schöne auswahl an quilts,genau nach meinem geschmack, da ich ja auch gerade solche quilts nähe, dauert bei mir etwas länger, da ich alles mit der hand nähe. vielleicht hab ich glück, und gewinne de tolle scrab-schachtel.
    danke fürs zeigen.
    noch einen schönen restsonntag
    lg elfriede

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