Monday, September 12, 2011

Crazy for Quilts - Part Four

In honor of the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest that is going on during the months of July, August and September, the local town here is auctioning off the 8' x 8' wooden barn quilts that are displayed in their shop windows. You can see photos of them here and here.

Also on display inside the pharmacy are hand made cloth quilts from as early as 1880 up until 1987. I will show you two photos of each quilt: one of the complete quilt and the next a closeup so that you can better see the pattern and possibly the stitching. Click to enlarge any photo.

Cathedral Window Quilt Circa 1950's

Grandma's Flower Garden Quilt Circa 1920's to 1930's

Crazy Quilt Circa 1880's

Basket Pattern Quilt Circa 1940's

Crib Quilt in Flower Garden Circa 1934

Hollyhock Applique Quilt Circa 1940's

Sampler Quilt Circa 1940's

Crazy Quilt Circa 1902

Block Quilt Circa 1890's

Postage Stamp Quilt circa 1880's to 1910

Bow Tie Quilt Circa early 1900's

Sampler Quilt Circa 1987

There were even quilt GARDENS available in the town. Here is one of them.

This is the last installment of the "Crazy for Quilts" series. I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I did!


Valerie said...

That's a lot of quilts and all lovely to look at.
I liked the floral display at the end.

SquirrelQueen said...

Quilts and beautiful flowers, two of my favorite things. All of the quilts are so pretty but I've always like crazy quilts. Maybe it's the haphazard look that draws me in.

biebkriebels said...

I love quilts and these are beautiful. Like to watch them and to see all the different patterns.
Greetings, Marianne

Gail said...

I have seen Mom work on all these patterns through the years. The postage stamp was the one you made to use those tiny scraps...never waste a piece!

Halcyon said...

Wow! What a beautiful selection of quilts. I don't make them myself, but I can admire the handiwork that goes into them. Especially the ones from the "olden days". Thanks for sharing these treasures!

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...great diversity in there...oh course my fav is the crazy quilt...

Anonymous said...

wow, these are so beautiful, hard to pick a fav...but hollyhock and crazy quilt 1902 are amazing!

Eva Gallant said...

Those are both beautiful and amazing! Such intricacies on some of them. But I think the Crazy Quilt is my favorite.

Bossy Betty said...

Really amazing. I love the Crazy Quilt. Reminds me of my grandmothers.

Rita said...

What patience one has to have to make quilts. These are all beautiful! :)

Donna said...

Very Pretty!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

beautiful quilts! i love quilts. they are so timeless and never ever go out of style.

Lynda said...

Quilt garden - - - it's the first I have heard of one or seen one! I have thoroughly enjoyed your quilt posts. You had great pics of beautiful pieces of fabric art as well as barn art. Plus we got a bit of history tossed in for a bonus.

Mama Zen said...

That Hollyhock quilt is calling my name! Gorgeous!

SUGAR MOON said...

I am a quilter and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the quilt pictures. Thanks for sharing.

labbie1 said...

Boy oh boy! I LOVE them! The crazy quilts really captured me. Love them--but then I am a bit crazy! ;-D

I cannot believe the quilting on the hollyhock quilt! Wow!

All of them are works of art! Thanks for sharing!