This mini quilt was made by Marguerite Wiebusch. She used an antique cigar felt for the center. She says on her label that flags of many nations were premiums in cigar boxes from 1880-1910.
This pincushion was a project that I made at "Primitives of the Midwest". That is a retreat in Lee's Summit, Missouri every June, put on by a quilt shop called Quilter's Station. The class I had taken was taught by Barb Adams and Alma Allen, who I must say are two of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The class project still isn't finished. It is an applique wall quilt, or table topper, I haven't decided yet, but I am making progress. It's one of those take along and wait projects.
Have a great 4th!!