Fast forward to 2012...a beautifully restored building greeted us with an addition that is the perfect fit.
The fragrance of freshly finished wood and light pine floors along with the hand-hewn beams was a feast for the eye. But the best was yet to come...an exhibit of antique quilts - all featuring cheddar fabrics!
The Curator, Carol Butzke, has loaned her personal collection of cheddar based quilts for display until July 8, 2012.
|Carol Butzke on right, Louella Doss on left|
What could be more appropriate for our state of Wisconsin - in the barn...
Carol is a Certified Quilt Judge (she has been a judge numerous times at our own guild's biennial shows) and is very knowledgeable about vintage textiles.
I took a number of photos (no flash permitted) and this will be the first of a 2 part blog posting.
|Indianapolis (Brackman #2456) Circa 1890|
|Pine Tree Variation C. 1880 Possibly Pennsylvania and Mennonite|
|Lady of the Lake C 1890 - Pennsylvania|
|Oak Leaf and Reel C 1880 Pennsylvania - possibly Mennonite|
Orange in Pennsylvania is considered a "neutral."
|Detail of hand quilting in feathers on border (green fabric with fine print)|
|Displayed on an antique bed - cheddar, navy, red and conversation prints.|
|Ceasar's Crown C. 1855 - Classic turkey red and green with cheddar|
|Detail of appliqued border|
|Coxcomb Variation C 1855|
|Detail of applique and hand quilting.|
Hope you are enjoying viewing these quilts...there will be more posted in a few days and will also include a little report on a special presentation to the Museum and one of the reasons our group anticipated making this trip...so plan to come back soon...maybe you will find a quilt with cheddar that just calls to you...Stay tuned for Part 2!