Friday, July 17, 2009

Antique Quilt Dating

I won these Antique Quilt Dating Guides from a Friday give away at Quilting Gallery. One is for quilts from 1775-1900, the other is for quilts from 1900-1950. Let me tell you, they pack a lot of information into a really small format. They are small enough to tuck into a bag if you're heading out to an auction or yard sale.

They are right up my alley, so to speak, as I am very interested in quilt history. Not that I'd ever be able to afford an antique, but who knows what you'll run into at the local thrift store?

Many thanks to Michele at Quilting Gallery and Kim Wulfert, who is the author of the guides.

The nine patches are back up on my design wall. I bought the sashing material and I'll start working on putting this top together as soon as finish the blooming nine patch. Progress on that has been very slow, although I have been working on it every day this week. I have already lined up a longarmer and I am due to drop it off next Thursday, so I better get busy and get it done.

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