I still think and dream of the Infinite Variety Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts exhibit last March in New York. I downloaded an app to my IPhone of a virtual tour of all the quilts. It is fantastic. As a matter of fact, instead of reading myself to sleep last night, I clicked on the Virtual Red and White Quilt Show. Never, never get tired of looking at these quilts. So amazing to see them all in one place.
So recently my friend Jean wanted to see more of my red and white quilts. I did find a few in Oregon and Washington recently.
A Ruby McKim Bird Life quilt top found in Washington, guess I should post this under Ruby McKim
. But it is red and mostly white.
This is called Old Maid's Ramble or Double Triangle in BB Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns
. Purchased this in Aurora, Oregon. Home of the Aurora Colony
and a very nice museum with family quilts from the colonist.
This quilt is a little dirty and needs to be cleaned. Not sure if it was intentional to have white work or did the redwork fade to white, still need to examine this one closer. Found this in Hillsboro, Oregon. A charming little town with a Thursday night street fair. Food, fun, music, antiques what more could you want. I wasn't finding any quilts even though the antique stores were very nice. As I was leaving one antique store the salesperson said something like can't find anything you can't live without. Of course my response "No, I didn't see any quilts". I kid you not this is what he said, "Oh, we moved all the quilts across the street to the liquor store!" Okay, so now I guess I'll be checking in every liquor store for quilts. I found several quilts in the liquor store that came home with me.
A redwork summer coverlet dated 1891, found in Washington.
A redwork signature quilt, no date or location, not in the best shape.
But I had to bring it home with me for $35.
Found in Sherwood, Oregon
Found in Utah and paid way too much for it.
Redwork is one of my favorites and there seems to be less available.
At least I don't see many anymore. Someday soon I will show you a quilt I am
making with a bunch of antique redwork blocks I have been collecting for years.
I did make this little quilt it is about 12 inches x 17 inches. I had a very worn redwork top I had taken apart many years ago and recently started looking at it again. Took the best of several blocks and made this little crazy redwork. I found some floss in my stash and added the "L" and I did all of the feather stitch.
I found this redwork apron in Oregon recently.
I like having things I love on display in my quilt studio.
No picture, but the ties even have redwork on them.