Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Antique Quilts

At our last quilt guild meeting the world famous Pat Holly was our guest speaker, she shared with us her antique quilt collection. Pat is famous for her quilts made entirely with her sewing machine, she has won many awards with them, including top awards from the AQS quilt show in Paducha, Kentucky. The antique quilts she collects all have machine work on them, be it the quilting or the piecing.
I posted them in order from the oldest to the newest, most from around 1890's. I tried to remember as much as I can about the quilt as she spoke, but I miss a lot while trying to photograph it. So, to all my antique quilt loving friends, enjoy the quilts, double click to see the workmanship a little closer.

This has an all over machine quilting pattern.

I love this cactus.

Close-up of.

Fun tulips with a tulip boarder.

Matching tops. Still late 1800's.

Beautiful red and green quilt.

Two more matching quilts, one being the negative of the other.

I didn't hear but I believe this was appliqued, no tricky modern piecing method!

A beautiful blue and white.

This is one of my favorites, Seven Sisters pattern. Love the color combination.

I love tree quilts, this one is wonderful.

The appliqued polka dots in the lattice are too fun.

Pat also makes miniature quilts and has won top prizes at AQS with them. I believe they are 12 to 14 inches in size. They are beautifully appliqued. Notice the tiny little trim she uses on them.

The workmanship detail is beautiful

Her silk Pink Elephant she made for her daughter.


Anonymous said...

WOW!! Beautiful quilts! The antique quilts are amazing considering how much women had to do in their lives and so little free time. I am sure some took years to make. We take our easy lives so much for granted. thanks for sharing Kathy! Deb C

Deb H said...

Wow, I wish I could have been there. They are spectacular.

It must have been fun for Pat to see old friends too. All of yo who knew here before she was THE Pat Holly!

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