Last night was the first quilt guild meeting for the 2010-2011 year. We had invited a mother-daughter duo from the Flint, Michigan area to show us their collection of 19th Century quilts. The presentation was wonderful and the quilts were stunning. See for yourself:
More detail of the first set of quilts:
That's Virginia in the top left photo -- she was delightful! These were very old quilts -- see the signature block in the top row? It's dated 1808!
While they brought primarily applique quilts to show us (much to the squealing glee of Betsy sitting behind me) there was one paper pieced quilt, seen in the bottom row, which still had the English paper piecing templates inside of the quilt!
Finally, some crazy patch quilts, a Lone Star, and a shot of the speakers, Virginia and April, with April doing her best Lady Gaga impersonation when the battery in the microphone started to go. Both ladies were really knowledgeable about the fabrics used, the dyes, and patterns. I really enjoyed their talk. More pictures from Show 'n Tell coming tomorrow.