Featured Member Quilts: Vintage March 21

Barb Weatherly has recently posted several vintage quilts that belonged to her mother. They are all beautiful. This fan quilt has been especially popular. Barb asked our community a question on how one gets spots/stains out of old quilts and got some good answers. We also recommend that owners google “Quilt Conservation” to get advice from museums and conservation experts. They are precious works of art. Thanks, Barb, for your posts!

This is a close-up of one block in another of Barb‘s mother’s quilts. Does anyone know the pattern name? Notice the delicate red and white striped fabric and that the inner dark blue is actually a different material than the outside.

This photo shows a rescued vintage Double Wedding Ring being quilted. It was posted by Ernest N Gloria McGee. Ernest writes “Funnystory–I asked my cousin for a old quilt top from the 1930s–Really needed to have a TLC performed–I saw the potential for a pretty AntiqueQuilt–we made a deal–I got the the quilt top–it was not square nor were all the blocks sewn straight plus the back of the quilt was not trimmed so it made it hard to quilt–Gloria to the rescue–she finished the top–Orvis does wonders on washing a quilt–she found 1930s reproduction fabric so it would look period–used a light cotton battingto keep it light–then hand quilted it–binded the scalloped edges withperiod fabric–result –wonderful–antique quild–Double Wedding Ring.” They also posted a photo of the finished quilt on our 24 Blocks Facebook page. All of us say Bravo to those who rescue the Vintage. Thanks Ernest and Gloria!

Kay Holbrook is working on a vintage quilt top of her mother-in-laws. She would like to know the name of the pattern. So far we’re stumped and are hoping some of our reader’s can offer suggestions. The 8-pointed star is in the middle. Ideas anyone?

We’re ending up tonight with this beauty posted by LaVonne Hallberg. Sometimes we lose the vintage quilts that we love. Sometimes they are dispersed in estate settlements. Sometimes they get lost in natural disasters. Sometimes they are just accidentally lost or misused….or, as in the case here, stolen. It happens. One of the things we can do is to document the quilt with photos and with the stories that go with it. And we can try to replicate it ourselves. This quilt was made by LaVonne’s mother and was stolen. But it is now appreciated, via this photo, by many. LaVonne’s mother was clearly an artist. It’s a refined “take” on a traditional pattern. Thank you, LaVonne, for sharing it with our community.

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