I am sorry that I forgot to post last Sunday. My mind was elsewhere while at QuiltCon, so I will post 2 Inspirational Sunday posts today and I will try to wrap up my visit to Muzeo in Anaheim next Sunday.
This post will show you some more of the antique quilts from the exhibit.
This beauty is called "Coxcomb and Berries" by Cora Arabelle Eckles Dinsmore of New Castle, Pennsylvania c. 1925-1935.
All those tiny appliqued circles!
This next one is called "Star and Chintz Album", maker unknown c. 1935-1955.
While viewing this one, I learned about Florence Peto and the Colonial Revival movement.
This red and white quilt is called "Burgoyne Surrounded", maker unknown c. 1928.
This was another quilt that was influenced by the Colonial Revival, and I was interested to learn that the pattern was influenced by historic weaving patterns of the 1800's. The name of the pattern commemorates the Battle of Saratoga, when American troops surrounded and captured General Burgoyne's forces. This particular battle is remembered as an important turning point in the Revolutionary War.
As I've been on a bit of an EPP kick lately, I was delighted to see this "Hexagon Star", maker unknown c. 1860-1880. I only wish the lighting was better in this part of the museum!
I learned that they didn't necessarily call this type of work "English Paper Piecing" back then, rather "Mosaic Patchwork".
I'm not sure an antique quilt exhibit would be complete without a crazy quilt. This one was titled, "Crazy Quilt" (go figure), maker unknown, dated 1884.
I had no idea that crazy quilts were the result of dissatisfied Americans, fed up with their busy lives in the early 1900's, who were inspired by more relaxed Asian cultures. The "crazy" format echoed a cracked-ice design common in Chinese and Japanese art. Cool.
Have you ever wanted to make a crazy quilt? I have to think it would be a great scrap buster, no?
That's it for this post. I will be posting another today to finish up the antique portion of the exhibit.
Thanks for reading,