This next quilt was the "newest" of the antiques we viewed. It dates from late
1940's to early 1950's, originated in the Loveland, Colorado area, and was made by Eva Swanson. The backing is a machine quilted red satin, the top has so many print fabrics that it is almost too much to look at. It also had some of the most intricate seam embroidery, so you just feel compelled to look at it!
Here are our conservators unrolling it for us.
This is a view of the conservators' room in the museum: the door we came through, and some of the shelves.
More of the shelves.
See how busy it is overall?
But each individual block is a world unto itself, with tiny surprises tucked here and there....
like the heart....
....and the ducks in a row.