Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Quilt Show

This is the third of four installments about the 2011 Frozen Head State Park Heritage Festival. What is more a part of our heritage than hand-made quilts? Quilters from throughout the area assembled a show of traditional and modern quilts that drew considerable attention. First, there were the traditional quilts, such as Grandma's Flower Basket, Rail Fence, and Sunbonnet Sue.

There was a fancy applique sampler quilt.

There was a sampler that used patterns from the Morgan County Heritage Barn-Quilt Trail, for which the Trail organizers sold kits to help defray costs of the Trail.

There was a whimsical quilt made as as present for the Morgan County Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director on her 75th birthday. Gigi is famous for wearing high heels, even in the annual Christmas parade! It's called Objects of Desire. (She loved it!)

But the star of the show (no pun intended), was this king-size Lone Star quilt. It took 8 months to hand-piece the small parts and another 12 months to hand quilt it. Such patience is beyond my understanding!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way of keeping the focus on our traditions - and I'm so glad that people still have the patience to spend hours practising and teaching these old skills. I think quilts are a much stronger part of your heritage than ours, though people do make them here too.