Saturday, November 22, 2014

Some Very Happy Times

A huge "THANK YOU" going out to The Warner (New Hampshire) Historical Society for their fabulous exhibition of the Gerald Roy small and doll quilts. The quilts are wonderful to see!

What is thrilling to me when viewing these authentic antique fabrics, is to see that modern reproduction fabrics often do capture the effect of the old ones. No, not perfectly, but a good second best. I noted that plaids and stripes abound among the foulards and florals.

The red and white doll quilt above has a printed image of storks on the white fabric. Click to enlarge  it.

The tumbling blocks above were all done in silks and our docent opined that the cameo figure was James
Polk and that this quilt was politically inclined.

For the quilt pictured above, I took some close ups of the  marvelous fabrics.

Please note the beautifully painted folk swans on the wainscotting below the quilts.

This Le Moyne star, above, with the flying geese border and cinnamon pink accents was breath-taking. Look at the tiny size of those pieces!

The hand embroidered Christening dress was a work of art and we enjoyed seeing the old doll house furniture too.

By the way, back on Thursday, Felix, Matthew and I enjoyed a great early Thanksgiving Dinner over at the Senior Center.

They had a singer, Lucie Therrien, afterwards to lead us in a sing-a-long of old favorites.

We are very grateful to our God for all of our many blessings!

Happy sewing!


Janet O. said...

I so wish I could have been with you and Grace to see this exhibit! Thanks for documenting it for us. I would love to recreate so many of the quilts!
Love your family photo! : )

Maureen said...

What an awesome exhibit! No way to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing and taking good detailed shots. Happy Thanksgiving!

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