Saturday, September 16, 2006

230 Year Old Quilt.



Now isn't this special. On display at Our Exhibition is this incredibly old quilt...230 years old ...from the American Civil War era. It's owner who lives nearby at Mt.Maunganui generously lent it to us to display. It is faded most on the top but one photo of a side part with the most colour left in it shows what colours it might originally been. Click on the photo to enlarge it to see the handquilting detail. It was also hand pieced. What a privilege to see this. ( I also got to spread it out on the table and dust cover it at night.)
230 years old; now there's a thought!!!

4 comments:

ForestJane said...

Wow, I'm just in awe of all that handquilting... and I like the little pillow end of the quilt in the post below too! Bet it looks really nice on the bed. :)

anne bebbington said...

ALi - what a priviledge to be able to see and touch that quilt - what stories it would be able to tell if it could talk - thanks for sharing

joyce said...

Now that is an old quilt! I wonder if any of ours will be aronud that long?

Deb H said...

Amazing that it's lasted so long. Imagine ! Wow! What a treasure!