Monday, March 23, 2015

Airing of the Quilts 2015


I saw a blurb on Bill's facebook about a quilt show and lecture he was doing this past weekend, so I took the opportunity to go to my first quilt show of the year! I met Bill Volckening at the debut of the Oregon Quilt Documentation  project in 2010 and we run into each other now and then. 

Willow Tree whole cloth c1815
 He had a small exhibit of botanical quilts on display. If you have followed Bill's blog you have seen these, but when it comes to spectacular antique quilts, once is not enough!
Prince's Feather c 1840

Floral 6 block c 1860

Album with Lyre c1850

block-printed blue resist from 1760

Album with rooster c 1868
My favorite of this collection

Birds and Wreaths c1870

six block whirling leaves c 1880

This is my favorite from his hour long lecture. He has posted his lecture quilts HERE. I recommend a peak!

Have a wonderful Monday!

26 comments:

  1. What outstanding quilts you have shared with us Lori. Perfect way to start our week! Thank you

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  2. Beautiful! I just love those two color quilts and what lovely quilting, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Lori. These photos came out great. It is hard to capture a whole cloth and the stuffwork one is amazing! It was easy to spot your favorite. Will this one be on your list to reproduce now??? Love the rooster!

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  4. Oh my....what lovely, awesome quilts ! Thank you so much for sharing !!
    I was surprised by the first one....it reminds me what we call in Provence "boutis".... our grandmothers made them !
    And I definitely love the last one in white and red ! What a beauty !! Lucky you !! :)
    xoxo

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  5. Oh how wonderful that you got to see these quilts in person!! I love them all but adore that floral six block with the cheddar :0)

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  6. I think the whirling leaves was my favorite--something about the movement of the design.
    But that rooster made me smile. Very unique. And talk about unique--the birds and wreaths quilt struck me as so different. The figures all having a rather stick-like quality. Makes me curious about the style.

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  7. Thanks for the quilt show! I love all of them!

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  8. Thanks for taking time to share the great eye candy! Love that last red and white quilt!

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  9. Those are all beauties, but the 6 block floral has my particular attention!

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  10. I too love the rooster quilt!!

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  11. What a wonderful exhibit! Never get enough of seeing antique quilts - thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. Awesome Quilts, would like to make each one....

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  13. What a treat! That rooster is wonderful.

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  14. The Princess Feather quilt is gorgeous but I am especially attracted to the album quilt with the harp. I think because of the green and cheddar. Do you remember if that is a dark brown or a very dark red used in that quilt?

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  15. What an awesome quilting opportunity to see these gorgeous quilts in the flesh!

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  16. Gorgeous quilts, thanks for sharing !

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  17. What gorgeous quilts. Lucky you!

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  18. Thank you so much Lori! I love the birds and wreaths!

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  19. wow wow wow! loved them all - especially the floral 6 block!

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  20. You are so fortunate! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  21. Nice that you got to meet up with him. I follow his blog. Those are some great quilts!

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  22. Thank you, Lori! That blue and white quilt is actually the block-printed blue resist from 1760. The Toile was the print with the finer lines, on the floor to the left of the Rooster. I'm so glad you came to the show. Some fun quilts, and it was great opening up quilts like the Prince's Feather - it filled up the front of the room.

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