For the past 20 some years Michigan State University have been holding quilt discovery days around the state documenting quilts throughout the state. This past Saturday one was held at our art museum. The weather was horrible, 15 degrees, snowing and blowing but people still came out. The following are a few of my favorites.This log cabin is made from old silk ties and old silk crepe dress scraps. It is so striking in real life.I accidentally put this picture on twice, that's what happens when you blog at work and people keep interrupting me! I meant to have the full size picture of a pomegranate quilt, the close up follows.
Ok, back to the tulip quilt, on the back it is embroidered 1852.
This is picture of its maker.
This is the owner, her great grandmother made the quilt then passed it down to her granddaughter (the lady in the picture) who then passed it down to her granddaughter (the owner). She said she hopes to pass it on to her granddaughter which at this point she doesn't have.
Another older man brought this baby quilt in, his grandmother made it for him, he was born in 1942. It's the Pied-piper leading the kids out the village. I'm not sure if this was a kit quilt but it was beautifully done.