I have enjoyed your blog for a long time, obviously - since we are both -
INSPIRED BY ANTIQUE QUILTS.
|Cover of Baltimore Garden Quilt|
And here is where this book began, in a parking lot. Oh my! Well, I guess that's better than buying an old raggedy quilt from under a sleeping dog, or pulling it from a trash bin.... Fortunately for me, a quilt in such sad condition (and unrespected) was affordable, and this old dog of a quilt followed me home.
Beyond repair, these beautiful applique designs, and the floral quilting between them, inspired me to make a reproduction quilt. As I traced the patterns and stitched the new quilt, I kept a journal which became the book Baltimore Garden Quilt, and I am thrilled that it is now published by American Quilter's Society.
Within a wreath (bottom center) was stitched in tiny cross-stitch "M.E.C. 1848" so I named the reproduction quilt "M.E.C. Remembered." After her tour of quilt shows across the U.S., the reproduction quilt will be exhibited on "Author's Row" at the American Quilter's Society Quilt Shows in Lancaster, PA - March 14-17, 2012, and Paducah KY - April 25-28, 2012. Hope to see you there!
For more info on the book, and the AQS shows, here is the link: http://www.americanquilter.com/
|"M.E.C. Remembered" at 2010 AQS Show in Lancaster, PA|