Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!

Our family is very patriotic. Back in the day, when I first began quilting, a lot of my quilts were antique versions of red, white, and blue. These two little quilts shown here were purchased at the Little Quilts Auction at the NQA show four years ago. This quilt was made by Vera Bickett Gable.
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!!


5 comments:

Janet said...

Have a great 4th of July.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Great spirit! happy 4th!

W. Latane Barton said...

Very nice patriotic post for our Independence Day celebrations.

Sara said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Those quilts are great and I love the colors in the Round Robin one!

Mary said...

I love patriotic quilts and these are just beautiful. I've been collecting some red, white, and blue prints lately so hopefully I'll have something to show by July 4th next year.