My Favorite Basket Quilt
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2d ago
I absolutely love this quilt!  If it had been in a shop rather than coming to me for repair, I might have just "had" to buy it.  Part of why I love it is that green is my favorite color.  (To see another 1930s quilt with a green background, take a look at a Magic Vine quilt which I bought as a nearly completed top, which I finished and quilted.)  I also love the use of that dark green in (most of) the cornerstones and corners of the quilt.  They are a great example of how a bit of a contrasting accent can really perk up the design.  And I love the little red and ..read more
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The Pied a Terre Quilt
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2w ago
A couple of years ago, I told Part 1 of this story, in which I mended a memory quilt for a customer.  She shared its sweet story for me to share here.  On the post, you can see the quilt and read the story of family love across generations and many miles.  I've also described the mending and rebuilding that I did.  Here are a couple of photos from Part 1 to whet your whistle.  In today's post, I will share Part 2.  Part 2 began when I received this email from the quilt owner. A few weekends ago, I was telling my aunt about the work you'd done on the quilt.  ..read more
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A Tale of Two Victorian Crazy Quilts - and a Fabric Mystery
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3M ago
A Tale of Two Victorian Crazy Quilts - in Four Parts Parr 1 Setting the Scene      This pair of crazy quilts still lives in the family and the town where they were made, with a descendant of the two quiltmakers.   They were made circa 1890 in Brooklyn, Connecticut, by Emily Harris, and her daughter, Eva May Harris.  They are great-grandmother and grandmother to the current owner.  One of the quilts has a small piece of red fabric embroidered with the name of Samuel Cady Harris, Emily's husband. Both quilts include bright yellow Special Constable ribbo ..read more
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Next Wokshop is Jan-Feb 2024
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5M ago
Preserving Our Quilt Legacy Virtual Workshop Introductory Video Hi, Friends! I'm discovering new ways to reach out and find more people who are wanting to learn about repairing caring for old quilts - so we can have more quilters "preserving history one quilt at a time". I've just listed my big workshop on Global Teacher Connection - a great website which lists all sorts of virtual classes and lectures, and also hosts informational presentations for teachers, guild program chairs, and so on.   My new promotional video is linked at the photo above.  Full information and registr ..read more
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Virtual Quilt Repair Workshop - Registration is Open!
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6M ago
Taking good care of antique and vintage quilts is taking good care of family, textile, and social history. It’s a wonderful journey!  My next workshop will be held January 27 - February 24 2024, on 5 consecutive Saturdays.  All the details and registration are on my website.  If you have questions, contact me here or at annquilts@comcast.net.  Restoration Conservation Preservation Philosophy   Techniques Supplies  Each student can present one (or two if time allows) quilts for discussion of how, when, and why to use the various supplies and techniques. All e ..read more
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Virtual Quilt Repair Workshop - Registration is Open!
Ann Quilts | Blog about Antique Quilt
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6M ago
Taking good care of antique and vintage quilts is taking good care of family, textile, and social history. It’s a wonderful journey!  Preserving Our Quilt Legacy Virtual Workshop My next workshop will be held January 27 - February 24 2024, on 5 consecutive Saturdays.  All the details and registration are on my website.  We will cover many aspects of the process.  Restoration, conservation, and preservation.  Finding patching fabrics, which includes gaining knowledge of the history of fabric printing and dyeing.  Learning about needles, threads, and other tools ..read more
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Quilt Repair Tidbits #4
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7M ago
Quilt Repair Tidbits.  The next (somewhat) weekly installment of quilt repair tidbits and photos. This week’s tidbit:  A hand-me-down set of vintage/antique Mosaic/Grandmother’s Flower Garden blocks. I’ll be teaching a virtual quilt care and repair workshop in winter 2024.  One thing I’ll be talking about is learning how to tell the age of the fabrics in old quilts.  These blocks have a secret key to their age.  All the info about the workshop is on my website.  And you can me to be added to the interest list for notification when registration opens. So, about ..read more
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Quilt Repair Tidbits #3
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7M ago
The next post of fun quilt repair moments.  This week:  a prize-winning family heirloom quilt.  Check out the design and sewing skills, about as perfect as a quilt can get. I hope this beauty will inspire you to join in the virtual quilt repair and care workshop that I will be teaching in winter 2024.  All the info is on my website.  to be added to the mailing list for notification when registration opens. The workshop will cover restoration and conservation supplies and techniques and how to choose which to use, and also, fabric history, and preservation concepts l ..read more
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Quilt Repair Tidbits #2
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7M ago
The second installment of weekly quilt repair tidbits and photos. Schoolhouse quilt, c. 1915-20 This week: a wonderful schoolhouse quilt, a lovely and unusual rendition of a favorite traditional block.  One of the benefits of working with antique and vintage quilts is that it’s like having your own up close and personal quilt show! I hope I can inspire you to join the virtual quilt repair and care workshop I’m planning for winter 2024.  All the info is on my website.    me to be added to the mailing list for notification when registration opens.   The workshop will ..read more
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Quilt Repair Tidbits #1
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8M ago
  The worktable.  Grandmother’s Flower Garden c. 1980 I’m starting a new little outreach project here.  A weekly tidbit and photos.  A new insight or skill?  A really cool fabric?  Who knows what it’ll be! This week’s tidbit:  I’ve found myself ending up patching with fabrics that at first glance I was sure would look terrible.  They certainly aren’t exact matches, but end up being just right. My underlying goal is to inspire new students for the virtual workshop I’m planning for winter 2024. All the info is on my website.  And you can me to be ad ..read more
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