Hi! I'm Janet, I'm happily married,a mother of 3 daughters, and grandmother of 2 grandsons. I love crazy quilts, old and new. I've lived here in River City/Happy Valley all my life. I think it's the one of the prettiest places on earth.
Paul and I went to the quilt show in Montrose, Colorado last weekend. It was really nice, and I took some photos of my favorites. This double wedding ring quilt is an antique, which interested me, as it's the same pattern and similar fabrics as the one I recently bought from Salvation Army. This one is larger than mine, and is valued at $800, but I think mine is just as pretty.
This quilt was made with pillowcase ends that had been expertly crocheted and embroidered and then never used. The quilting around the embroidery really sets it off beautifully.
This large applique quilt was very impressive, too. The hand quilting on it is as delightful as the applique. See the hummingbirds in the quilting?
This was as close as they came to a crazy quilt. It was all done by machine, and certainly very pretty, but it just doesn't have the personality of a hand embroidered quilt.
A hanky quilt.
And what to do with 5 pieces of a wedding ring quilt? This is a great way to show them off, along with vintage buttons.
This was a lovely quilt, but the description just made me laugh. I hope she meant "reproduction" fabrics. I know some ladies who thought that their stash might be growing and reproducing in some magical manner, but I don't really think it's possible. Or does it mean that you'll get pregnant if you sleep under this quilt?