Week of May 5, 2019 – Name Inscribed Quilts

I am so excited to share with you these pictures from last weekend!  I had the chance to go with 3 girlfriends (Scotti, Linda and Janet) to a special “Quilts That Speak” symposium in Lincoln, NE at the IQSC.  What a wealth of information we received.  I can only share a few of the +100 photos I took.  The first one is the four of us under a quilt of the 50 states which we found on the side of a lumber yard building in Cozad, NE (they also have a great quilt shop in that town).  This was just a bonus we found on our way to Lincoln.

This red and white quilt was made in 1917, probably as a fund raiser during WWI.  You paid to have your name inscribed and then they auctioned off the quilt to raise money for the Red Cross. 

This stunning broken dishes/pinwheel quilt has 7168 pieces.  The inscription on the back reads:

Made in Westport Town

I’m Bird in the Air

Sleep under me

And banish Care

Saloma Thorpe 7168 pieces

The inking on this block to the left is amazing and includes an inscription as well as drawings of thistles and roses around the words which read:

Tho oft thro life we Thistles meet

We sometimes pluck the Rose.

The inscription on this pink and white quilt (the quilt also contained many famous signatures) made me laugh out loud!  It reads:

Oft have I been by Women jilted

But ne’er before by women quilted.

I can’t quite make out the name, but I can only imagine he must have been quite a lady’s man to have been jilted so often!

We saw a red/white and blue quilt made in 1974-75 by Mina Kuthe.  It contains many famous signatures including:  Betty Ford, Pat Nixon, Richard Nixon and Mamie Eisenhower.

If you wish to learn more and see more photos please join Janet, Linda and I as we share Scotti’s Power Point presentation at Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the RM Quilt Museum on Friday, May 17 at 10 am.

Normally this is where I include a favorite quilt quote, but I think you have seen enough already today.  Thanks for reading this.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Phyllis at:  [email protected]