Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Arizona Colors Quilt

 While visiting the 
Sharlot Hall Museum 
I was excited to see a 
selection of quilts displayed
in one of the exhibit rooms.
 The Yavapia County Quilters
of Prescott 
shared their contributions
to the 
100 Years 100 Quilts
honoring Arizona's Centennial.
 Arizona Colors
by Carol Miller
comes with a wonderful story.
Carol's mother
Pauline McCollough Brown 
hand pieced this star when she was
in college in the 1930's.
Carol wrote:
"It rested in a box untouched and unknown to me,
for 50 years or so.  
Mom was moving out of her homestead
when I found it under a bed."
 Carol rescued the quilt with a promise to finish it one day.
She eventually added the contemporary fabric 
that surrounds the star 
and the pieced border.
 Do you ever wonder what may 
become of your UFO's 
that might get tucked away in a box under a bed?
 Who knows?
Maybe some day your quilt 
might hang in a beautiful museum.
It's possible!
There were several other 
wonderful quilts 
as part of the exhibit
that I will share with you this week.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have a UFO of my grandmothers - and I didn't even know she ever made a quilt until recent years when my aunt gave it to me after she had cleared out some boxes. Problem is though is that it is falling apart in places and I haven't a clue how to fix it -- or if I even should!

Browndirtcottage said...

Oh My!! This quilt is fabulous!! What a treasure to find! I would have squealed with delight!!

A star quilt is on my list.....sometime....someday!!