Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Antique Quilts

Free Pattern Give Away:
My sister "Marg" and I arrived in Hobart on the Friday morning before the Autumn Gathering.
We stopped off at The Quilted Crow patchwork shop, which proved to be an expensive exercise as we both ended up purchasing an Antique Quilt each....ahhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!
We were helping the girls move a few things around the shop when we fell in love with them....they feel sooooo good...so soft....the hand piecing and hand quilting on them is amazing.
I will post a picture of my quilt for you to see when I get if off lay-by...lol
Have any of you ladies got 1 or maybe 2 antique quilts ?
I would love to hear from you.
Leave a comment (and mention my giveaway on your blog to get an extra entry) to be in the draw for a free pattern .
Good Luck...
Cheers Kerry

53 comments:

pam1228 said...

I can only imagine the look and feel of an antique quilt. If only I had the ones my grandmother had made... such history in each and every one. You have a wonderful blog with some great patterns. Thanks for sharing!
Pam

Pat said...

I have an old quilt top that my Grandmother hand pieced. Its Grandmothers Flower Garden. I need to have it quilted but I have not found anyone to do it yet. Love your blog.

JOinTAS said...

You lucky girl! I've seen some of the antique quilts at Quilted Crow, they are just beautiful, maybe one day I'll own one myself.
Now back to my blog so I can mention your giveaway.

May Britt said...

I do not have any antique quilts, but I remember my grandmothers crazy quilt on her bed. I loved sitting there and look at the different fabrics and stitches. And play with the buttons upon it. When she died I guess the quilt was thrown away. Don't think my uncle understood the value of it. Neither did I as a child.

Stina said...

Can you belive this...my mothers sister throw away my grandmothers quilt...!!! I´m all upset just thinking of it...and ohh so sad...I wouldn´t have mind if it was torn...she could have asked...
Glad I found your site...you do wonderful things!! Found you through Jo in Tas...sooo please count me in...

Midgie said...

Thanks so much Kerry for coming to Hobart and sharing your talent. We had the best of days.
I too have been seduced by the stunning antique quilts at the Quilted Crow and am now in possession of a gorgeous wedding ring quilt. It is so beautifully made and I would love to know it's history, but have to be content imagining someone spending many happy hours in it's creation. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.... :))

alda said...

oh, I don't have any antique quilts, I'm the first in our family who fell in love with patchwork and stitchery,
but I will tell the others in my blog about your give away.
alda

Karrin Hurd said...

I don't have any antique quilts, but MIL does. I do have various antique blocks that I have purchased. I plan to mention you on my blog.

sbonetsue said...

I have a quilt pieced by my mother-in-laws grandmother, she gave it to me and I quilted it by hand. I don't know if that is considered an antique but it is special to me.

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Kerry said...

Thanks to all you ladies who have shared your stories with me....they give me goose bumps....I didn't know blogging was so much fun.....How lucky to be handed down an old quilt with the history... we should all be signing, dating and writing a brief story on the back of each quilt we make....
Cheers Kerry x

Susanne said...

Too bad, that I don´t have an antique quilt. But I´ll tell on my blog about your "Give Away" and put a link on it :o)
All the best
Susanne

Linda said...

No antique quilts in this home, I'm hoping that the one's I create will one day be an antique. I'll mention your giveaway on my blog. Oh and Jo in Tassie sent me over.

Ms. Jan said...

I sure hope I get lucky, because this is a darling pattern! Thanks!

sheddy said...

I just found your blog and love all your stitcheries. Your patterns would be a real treat

MouseChirpy said...

I would love the opportunity to enter your giveaway for the lovely quilt pattern.

Herzblatt said...

I am the only antique thing in my family.....But possessing an old quilt must be wonderful. I hope that my grand-grand-grand-grandchild will take part in a "Giva Away" and then she can show all my quilts!
At the moment I am doing a wedding quilt for my daughter who will get married in September.I can`t show this quilt in my blog, you can see only single hearts of it, because it will be published in a special patchwork magazin in June.
If you are interested in it, I will send you a picture. I think, Australia is far away enough not to get trouble with the publisher.
love your blog
Iris

Nadine said...

Unfortunately I haven't got any antique quilt, as I'm the first quilter in our family :>) and there are none for sale, that I know, here in my little corner of the world...
However, I sincerely hope being able to buy one, some day, while travelling. The look and feel must be soooo special !

THANKS for that wonderful give-away. I'm crossing my fingers (and toes) now.. :>)

Smiles from Belgium !
NADINE

Floss said...

Please include me, I would love win this pattern

shequilts said...

I don't have an antique quilt, but do have a set of civil war era blocks. Some of them need re-piecing but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet.

Please enter me in your draw. Linda from All Stitched Up sent me here, and I'll mention you on my blog. :)

Christine said...

I love antique quilts but am not lucky enough to own any myself. I always admire the ones at The Quilted Crow when I visit there. Please add my name to the list for your giveaway. It would love to win your prize.

Bernadette said...

Well I thought it was about time to leave a comment! The only "old" quilt I have is a vintage yo-yo or suffolk puff quilt about 1960's or 1970's vintage but I do love antique quilts as you know and the patterns and the fabrics....I could go on!!I have always loved this quilt and especially the fabrics (lol) and just never got the pattern. Now I had better head off and put it on my blog.

Jo-Anne said...

Hello!
Yes, I have a few very treasured antique quilts. They were given to me by my great aunt. They are hand pieced. Two are patch work and the other is a grandmothers flower garden. They are both beautifully hand pieced. Oh, to have the patience to do that!!
Thanks for sharing...love your blog.
Jo-Anne

Paula said...

Linda over at All Stitched Up, suggested I come by and add my name to your drawing for a pattern. Looking forward to reading through your blog and getting to know you.

Lissa Jane said...

Kerry

I have a couple of antique quilts but I have gone the 'top' route.. I used to buy and sell them on ebay 100 years ago (well it feels that long).. I love 30's fabrics so, stangely enough all my 'antiques' are 30's! I love my tops, and I also love checking out how they were pieced together, and pieces of fabric joined to make A piece of the quilt.. very resourceful.. I try to do this in my quilts now, just in case I run out of 30's fabrics (ROFLMAO)

Bundy aka Bernadette suggested I come and check out your blog, but I have you in bloglines anyways, she got in sooner!

quilty huggers
Lissa

Chookyblue...... said...

wow an antique quilt....can't wait to see it......enjoy your giveaway..

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Mar said...

The Autumn Gathering must have been fabulous, I can only imagine. I don't have any antique quilts, but love them and all of the reproduction fabrics available. Welcome to blogland from California!

debbie said...

Hi Kerry, Pls pop me in the draw, I love pressies.

Fiesta said...

I do not own an antique quilt but maybe some day. Thank you for giving away a pattern

Nancy said...

Add me to the growing list of entries. Linda from All-Stitched-Up sent me over....

Chookasmum said...

I would love one day to own an antique quilt, well I can dream. I am the 1st quilter in my family and I am in the "process" of making all my 6 children an heirloom quilt, supposedly for wedding presents, but these quilts do take a lot of time, and also a lot of finding bits and bobs to add to them.
I would love to be part of the draw
cheers

Idaho Quilter said...

I would love to have my name thrown in the hat, for a chance to win the pattern, thanks.
You have a very interesting blog.

Linda said...

What a great pattern - I'd love the chance to play with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

eamylove said...

I am new to your blog - it's great! I'm fortunate to have an antique (vintage) bowtie quilt and also an embroidered baby quilt that my grandma made for my mom 76 years ago. I love all quilts, old and new!

Gabriele said...

I love antique quilts, but I don't have one. My oldest quilt is a grandmothers flower garen, which I have made before a couple of years.

Gabriele

Gabi said...

Hello from Germany!
Now there is a foto on my blog!
You have a wonderful blog...
All the best
Gabi

Carin said...

I have an antique quilt I picked up at a thrift store for $5 it was the greatest by ever!
Please enter me in the drawing for the pattern. Thanks

Jen said...

It was the quilt that my grandmother started, which she then passed onto my mum who continued patiently piecing the hexagons, which got me into quilting. When mum passed away, I somehow ended up with the quilt and a big bag of hexagons. I just love to sit and stitch it and look at all the fabrics.

anne said...

wow what a wonderful pattern to be giving away, count me in, as I love stitchery. Happy stitching

Sherry said...

I'm lucky enough to have several quilts made by my grandmothers and the last quilt made by my great grandmother. Love your blog!

Dawn said...

I have not had the chance to purchase any antique quilts yet, but would love to own one.
(I am making some antique ones at the moment......Lol........or they will be that way once they are finished......hopefully my kids or grankids will look after them for many years.........just think we all are making antique quilts.......they all, if kept, will become part of history.)
Linda from All Stitched Up sent me over to read your blog and I'll be back, thanks
Hugs to you

Jeanne said...

That's a lovely pattern. Please add my name in the drawing.

Mary said...

I love that pattern. I do have a several antique quilts.. probably from the 1800s. But I just found them in my parents attic. Have no idea who the quilter was. Please label your quilts for hte future generation. I surely do now.

Gabi said...

I love that pattern! please,please.pleas........

debbie said...

Hi Pls pop me in the draw, I love getting mail that I don't have to pay for. Thanks.

Marit said...

You have a very nice blog! I will love to join your giveaway.

Jo from the farm said...

I have no antique quilts, but hopefully my quilts will be treasured one day... Love to be in the draw, found you through Jo from Tassie. Happy Stitching, luv Jo

Wendy said...

Sounds like my kind of shopping...LOL I don't have any antique quilts but one day I'll find one that I must have.

Priscilla said...

I don't own any antique quilts (but maybe my great grandchildren will... ;o) )
You have a lovely blog.

Sharon said...

Wow I really love the history and the look and feel of antique quilts. I am a first generation quilter so the only ones I have ever saw are from friends but I know when you see one the feeling of connection from the past to the present is overwhelming....

Shelina said...

No I don't have any antique quilts. Nobody in my family quilted that I know of, and even if we did, our family history is such that we had to move without lost most of our possessions.