Friday, January 28, 2011

A (Really Fine) Chintz Star Quilt

This sold for more than $60,000 recently!
    See its photos here...and be sure to take a close look at the sign that explains its provenance. Strong 1840 dating, beautiful pieced chintz stars, and hand painted sections by one of the better-known illustrators of the period.
     Yum, yum, yum.

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Also, you'll want to check out the upcoming exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: Sue Reich's "Over Here: Quiltmaking That Saw the U.S. Through the War Years," opening Feb. 1 through April 30. It shows some of the pieces from Sue's book, World War II Quilts, and gives you a little taste of what it must have been like to keep the home front going during wartime. Don't miss it.

It's clean-up-and-keep-appraising day around here, once I can pry myself away from the Czech glass buttons on Ebay I've been drooling on. (Bought some ages ago at Road to California, and found matching dragonfly ones on Ebay when I couldn't find them at Road this year. Whew....I've got plans to put one in each corner of a Hanky Panky quilt -- and only had three to work with!)

      Once I'd mentioned her restaurant review and photo in Westword, Daughter #1 said she'd also been photographed at a band festival. She looks cute, either way!

    Back to work. Have a great weekend.

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