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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Antique Quilts Etc...

What do quilters do with their "spare" time? Let's see.....

Watch Fons & Porter's tv show, For the Love of Quilting....

Read quilt blogs for ideas, encouragement, inspiration......

I just checked in at http://www.stellarubinantiques.com/ to see some awesome antique quilts, gorgeous jewelry and other art works.

I am always amazed at the antique quilts found by other quilters at antique malls etc... The ones I find are usually of the recent polyester (a quilting no no) variety, are torn, or worn, and way overpriced.
So far the only antique quilts I own are from my mother's attic and I don't know their provenance :( Mother's mother was a "seamstress" so I can only hope she made at least one of these quilts. They are very well done. The pictures at the top show them.
The tiny scrap on the little side table between the two red wing chairs is one I bought at an antique mall. Tiny and cheap!
Yesterday, girlfriend Rita, aka Lucy, came over for a day of sewing and catching up. I'll show you all the gifts she brought back for me from her trip to West Va. in my next post.
Meanwhile I am off to McLeod Farms Peach Festival in McBee. Our quilt guild was asked to do some quilting to show the folks who come by. I will be embroidering the second block for my catalicious quilt. It is to be a Christmas gift for a cat loving non quilting friend.
What do you do in your "Spare Time"?

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