Sunday, July 31, 2016

Small Quilts from Antique Inspirations Exhibit



Maine Quilts is over for another year!  Wendy and I enjoyed talking with lots of folks who enjoyed our exhibit!  

This is quilt is loaned by Jeannanne Wright.......the brightest quilt in the show for sure!  Corner pinned back to reveal the linen backing.


Isn't this indigo with chrome orange gorgeous!!



And this is Dawn's Cook-Ronningen's copy....she found the Most Beautiful indigo print for it!  The quilt on the right is by Jeannanne showing the linen backing which was hand-dyed with walnut dye to imitate the original backing.




This is Sue Rivers' tiny copy of a c.1845 scrappy Irish Chain with swag border.

Sue's Irish Chain Inspiration ................


Top:  Red and white applique quilt by Ann Reed, based on a quilt at the Henry Ford Museum in MI. in the photo to the right of the quilt.  Bottom;  Red and white pieced Bear Paw by Bonnie Dwyer based on a quilt in her collection as seen in the photo to the right of the quilt.


The oldest quilt in the show, a circa 1800 wool Medallion with cut corners for a 4 poster bed.  Owned by the Maine State Museum in Augusta, ME.


Quilting in the center panel (color better in photo above).
Upper left, copy of the wool quilt by Laurie Labar.....her first quilt ever!  She did a great job!
Upper right, Amish quilt owned by Judy Roche with copy below made by Pat Burns.
On quilt rack is a Very Heavy wool utilitarian quilt with its copy nearby made by Emma Morin.



Crazy Quilt owned by Suzanne Bruno.

Crazy Quilt Tea cozy made by Suzanne Bruno......unique inspiration!

Striped Medallion circa 1850 owned by Wendy Reed.


Wendy's small copy of her quilt with superb handapplique and quilting!



The quilt on the rack is an antique owned by Sherry Shockley.  The small copy to the left of it was made by Karen Keeler.



"Carolina Lily" c.1880 owned by Florence McConnell along with her small inspiration quilt.




Red/Green applique quilt owned by Judy Roche with small version by Mary Reynolds.
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Medallion from the late 19th century owned by Wendy Reed with small version made by Nena Cunningham.





Original 1840 potholder quilt from Bristol, Maine.  Owned by the Maine State Museum in Augusta, ME.  Blocks are approximately 12" but hardly any measure that.....how the quilt lies so flat is a mystery!!


My copy of the 1840 Potholder quilt.  Finished 60 hours before hanging it in the show!




Hope you enjoyed our show!!

27 comments:

  1. That was an amazing show. The talent exhibited was phenomenal as well.

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  2. That was an amazing show. The talent exhibited was phenomenal as well.

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  3. Wonderful show, beautiful work of reproduction.
    You are talented ladies! Congratulations and receive all my friendship

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  4. gorgeous quilts and their counterparts...ann reed always does superb applique, but they are all beautifully constructed and reproduced!

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  5. Wow what fabulous quilts. I wish I had seen them in person but I'm so glad you posted them. What a wonderful exhibit of exceptional talents!

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  6. What a great show. Thanks for sharing pictures with us!

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  7. Thank you for sharing such wondeful photos of these truly incredible quilts. Each original quilt and it's small version are amazing. Your potholder quilt is gorgeous and is a real treasured heirloom.

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  8. Great quilts. Your potholder quilt is wonderful - well worth all the time you put into making it.

    Charlotte

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  9. It was an honor to participate with so many other wonderful quilters. I wrote about my entry and the antique quilt here: http://collectorwithaneedle.blogspot.com/2014/12/illuminated-indigo-and-cheddar-stars.html

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  10. It was great to see you and Wendy and this room full of beautiful quilts. It was the best part of the whole show! I took some photos as well and will blog them soon and link back to this post with your great explanations. Your potholder quilt is a complete KNOCK OUT!

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  11. Fabulous quilts! Amazing copies. Wonderful talents all over. Thank you so much for sharing all these beauties with us. Enjoyed it immensely! ;^)

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  12. Amazing quilts Cyndi. You are all very talented.

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  13. Amazing quilts! I love that concept!!

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  14. Love your quilt. Loved seeing all the quilts and the inspiration quilts.

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  15. Wow I love these! I love the idea as well - showing the antiques together with their small reproductions is brilliant! Your potholder quilt looks fabulous! Now you can work on all those other projects that have been waiting :0)

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  16. What a great idea for a show--love the "small inspirations"--so wonderful!

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  17. Thanks for all the eye candy! Great show!

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  18. Such a great idea for a show.I loved seeing the quilt that inspired the newer creation. Everyone did a beautiful job. Wish I had been able to see it all in person, but thanks for letting us experience it here!

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  19. Oh, I wish I had known about this show in time to see it! Would LOVE to make small versions of the antique quilts that have been handed down in my family, this is a great idea for a quilt show.

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  20. Thank you Cyndi and Wendy for this wonderful display. I'm glad you had such great participation. You could definitely repeat this in a few years. Most appreciated!

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  21. Thank you so much for all the pictures! Such a great exhibition and idea and all of you, such talented quilters. A wonderful blogpost, great inspiration for all of us who could not be there.

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  22. Wow ! Cyndi. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I loved seeing these at the quilt show!!!!

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  24. I really enjoyed this display at the quilt show and your potholder quilt was lovely.

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