Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Humble Antique Quilts

I got to attend the Aurora Historical Society Quilt Show this weekend. I also met up with Ruth from Country Log Cabin blog, now that she is an Oregonian. I have met her on two different occasions so was fun to make it a third meeting at one of my favorite little quilt shows.
It seems they had a lot of entries this year so not as many antique quilts in the Aurora Colony collection were displayed and those that were, were hung very crowdedly. (is that even a word?)
This one wasn't crowded. I love that not all of the blocks have big contrasts. 


I really adored the pink print with these 9 patch blocks.
This crazy quilt was made from some great and wild men's ties.



See what I mean about crowded?
This quilt wasn't in excellent shape but look at those vibrant colors!

Happy quilting on a wonderful Wednesday!



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilts....I especially love the house quilt.! My Mom made one for me years ago in blue and red....it's faded and falling apart but I still love it!!

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  2. It was such fun meeting at the Aurora Colony! I love going to historic places and combining it with a quilt show made it even more fun. Thanks for inviting me!

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  3. I find the quilt with the squares on point in rows going down the quilt and sort of scrappy looking very interesting. The one right blue in blue and white has the same squares on point but has rows going across too. I prefer the scrappy looking one that is just rows.

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  4. I love the simplicity of most of these quilts. Sometimes I think that less is more. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Me gustan !!!
    el de las cestas especial
    saludos

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  6. I love those old quilts, you have a great day too!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous old quilts. I do love the simplicity and skill that went into these old beauties and would love to have met some of the makers! Each quilt has so much charm!

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  8. Looks like it was a fun exhibit. Love the appliqué, such vibrant colors and a great border!

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  9. What is it about old antique quilts--when I look at them they warm my heart. They are comforting. thanks for the trip through the show...hugs, Julierose

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  10. Be still my heart! That applique quilt is gorgeous!! Love the red and white basket quilt too and that indigo and white one next to it. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Wow - some beauties! Thanks for sharing. Wish we had an annual show like this in our area.

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  12. What great quilts. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Lots of beauties in there. Too bad they were not exposed to show off their best features. But it was nice to see them anyway. I've enjoyed this post (like all of your posts) very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Crowdedly indeed! I want to see the whole thing of that last one! I love the stars with green setting squares - wonderful! Enjoyed your pictures very much - thanks for sharing!

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  15. it is too bad that they did not hang those lovely antique quilts so that the whole quilt could be seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Even if they were crowded, there were some great old quilts. Do you think the low volume schoolhouse blocks once had more contrast?
    How fun to meet Ruth. I've enjoyed our online association.

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  17. I always enjoy your pictures of this show! The little red basket quilt is my favorite. Thanks so much for posting! Headed to the Pacific International Quilt Show tomorrow. My oldest daughter is joining me, so should be a fun day!

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  18. nice quilts. the house and basket quilts were my favorites!

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  19. Thanks for sharing Lori! Too bad they "crowded" that last one. It is very interesting.

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  20. Love seeing the vintage quilts--looks like a wonderful show!

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  21. Boy, sure is something about old quilts that draws me in! There are some beauties. Kinda sad they were crowded, but thanks for sharing a peek! Cute little baskets!

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  22. Amazing quilts! Thanks for showing them.

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  23. Beautiful collection, tho I m not fond of the scrunched up way they re shown esp the very interesting last applique quilt. "Cockscomb Tulips?" It's great, unusual. Wonder if the blue and tan fabrics were once green...? I wish we could see the border and all the details.

    Of course I LOVE the Little Red Baskets quilt. Adorable.

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