I love to view and learn about antique quilts.
There is something so intriguing and unique about the styles of work done in years gone by.
I was especially happy to see what Lynn brought to share during Show and Tell at our latest Nimble Thimbles meeting.
Lynn is a quilt historian and great collector of antique quilts.
Her home is filled with the most wonderful finds!
Lynn generously shared with us her latest E-Bay purchase.
Oh, how I love antique red work!
Each picture tells it's own story.
If you would like to see more from Lynn's collections, make sure to visit her blog Quilts-Vintage and Antique
This treasure was stitched in 1895
Many of the blocks contain such intricate details.
Each section was made individually, pieced and then topped with a feather stitch.
The borders were added as one continuous design.
Wouldn't you love to go back in time and meet the maker/makers (?) of this quilt and to hear their story?
Was this made for a family member?
Or was it a group effort for a Charity Auction?
What part of the country are they from, and did the setting influence their selections of blocks?
This piece has no backing or label, but fortunately contains a date.
A good reminder to us to document our work.