In February we had the most wonderful meeting with our Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild.
Professional Quilt Appraiser and Historian Karen Houser was our guest speaker.
We could bring in any of our antique quilts for appraisal, and Karen would discuss them in an open forum.
(more about that later)
What really knocked my socks off was a quilt Karen brought to share:
1850 Mosaic Hexagon Quilt From England
As a historian, Karen has purchased quite a few antique quilts for her personal collection.
I was in awe just to be able to get up close and to take pictures.
With the resurgence of popularity for hexagon quilts, I have a great appreciation for the amount of work and talent that went into the creation of this beautiful quilt.
Ann gave a very informative lecture.
I knew I liked her right away when she said "Treat your quilts the same way you would your favorite people. Don't keep them in a closet."
I took a lot of photos, from far away and up close to give you a more detailed idea of how amazing this quilt is.
You can still see the paper foundation in many of the hexagons.
These military and bank papers help identify location, and date the years the quilt was constructed.