Sunday, April 18, 2010

Old Fashioned Bed Turning

I did a bit of a road trip Friday and Saturday and have a lot of great quilts to show you this week.
The Stitchin' Post was having their customer appreciation weekend and the highlight for me was the Old Fashioned Bed Turning put on by the Latimer Textile Museum in Tillamook, Oregon.


This was an unquilted summer coverlet. I love these quilts that have big pieces and not perfectly symmetrical.


I thought that was an interesting looking basket on the border. So fun and whimsical!

What a beauty!! The quilting was amazing. What made this one interesting is the quiltmaker appliqued the date in all 4 corners.


An amazing graphic quilt with such tiny points!!!


See how they have the bed stacked with quilts? One by one they showed them and told a little story or history then turned them back to reveal the next.


Feathered stars are one of my favorite blocks.....not to make...just to look at.



A wonderful Grandmother's Flower Garden. Notice how the colors are placed in an around-the-world- fashion?
This hexagon quilt had 17,000+ pieces and was tiny!!!
Hope you enjoyed the bed turning! I know I sure did.

31 comments:

  1. Lovely Quilts!! I would have to loved to see them "in person"!!

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  2. I loved the bed turning! Thanks for taking the pictures and sharing them with us. I have been drawn more than ever recently to the red and green quilts; both 19th century and the 1930's reproductions. I also love that Grandmother's Flower Garden you photographed. I'd like to find one like that. Thanks again!

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  3. They are all Just beautiful! I especially like the 1930s repro quilts. I am working on a GFG and love it. Lots of work involved.

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  4. Some amazing quilts. And I like the term of "old-fashioned bed turning". The quilt with the date in all four corners is my favorite of those you show.

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  5. How fun! I love the 2 color quilts... and can you imagine piecing all those points by hand?! Yikes! Thanks for the great show! :-)

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  6. Amazing quilts! Thanks Lori! Our guild is also having a bed turning at our quilt show.

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  7. Wow. An incredibly beautiful group. That one basket on the border is so stylized it's almost in orbit lol.

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  8. thank you for sharing these with us.
    wow what a wonderful weekend you had! I enjoyed the sneak peek of the bed turning. Of course you know which one I love!!!
    that red and green is just amazing, love the whimsical basket.
    thanks
    Kathie

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  9. beautiful~!!~ and thank you for sharing~!~ they're all pretty amazing works of art~!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  10. Loved the show today! Makes us wonder if our quilts will someday be in a display such as this. I'm sure the quilters would have never imagined.

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  11. Gorgeous! Wish that was my bed!

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  12. What a great bunch of quilts! I hope you were able to see them even closer up to examine the quilting. It's a fascinating glimpse into the past you shared with us, Thanks!

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  13. So many wonderful qultls and how fun to hear some history about each. Nice to find your blog.

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing these. Loved the bed turning, I'm sure it was even more wonderful in person! I loved them all!

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  15. Oh, wish I could have been there to see them in person. Lovely quilts for sure...and many created with only very simple tools, by hand, with no electric lights. It just amazes me!

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  16. Oh Lori this is so amazing. Thanks for bringing this wondrous showing to us all. I enjoy each and every one. I'm going to have to return to stare and study. This isn't a one stop post! That said, I didn't want slip by without a note of appreciation for this. Warmly and with so much appreciation for who you are. :) *karendianne. (ps: quiltermaker that added the date in each corner. I DIG THAT!!!)

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  17. Thanks for sharing the bed turning with us, I love the New York Beauty. Imagine the piecing. The hexagon quilt is incredible too.

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  18. Wow!! I love them all. Thank you for sharing!
    Over 17,000 pieces!! That is dedication!!!
    I really love the red and green quilts.

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  19. Delightful! Love the indigo quilts especially. Our guild has had bed turnings,at shows, with members antique quilts. A nice way to see lots of beautiful quilts in people's collections.

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  20. Beautiful quilts. The Grandmother's Garden took my breathe away! I love the TATW placement on it.

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  21. OOOhhh, I love the first one. The basket or pot is wonderful! Great quilts - thanks for sharing

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  22. That red & red appliqué summer spread takes my breath away! Thanks so much for sharing that photo. I know I'll be back to look at it again and again.

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  23. Oh WOW! I love both of those applique quilts - especially the unquilted one! The basket looks like it might have 3 eggs in it
    :0) Thanks for sharing!

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  24. My.Mouth.Is.Watering!!!!

    What inspiration!!

    Can't wait to see you in JULY!! WHOOTTTT!!!

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  25. What a fabulous show and tell! That applique quilt is making me *swoon*

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  26. Thanks for sharing your pics!I really enjoyed them.
    I wonder if the one with the date in each corner was made to commemorate something special..like a wedding? :)

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  27. Wow, I would be hard pressed to try and pick a favorite! All these quilts are wonderful. The bed turning sounds so fun!

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing the antique quilts - so spectacular! Our Guild Biennial Quilt Show has featured a bed-turning for a number of years and is always one of the highlights for attendees. A great way to display quilts and share their history.
    Have a good week.

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  29. Those are some stunning quilts. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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