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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Mary Koval’s Palampore Give-Away!


I have something really special for you!

There was so much interest in yesterday’s post about the Palampore and Broderie Perse workshop at Mary’s Quilt Shop I posted about yesterday ---

And Mary ((Who didn’t know I was going to write that post about her workshop!)) being so thrilled with the response and the fact that I wrote about her –has offered up ONE Palampore panel to give away to one of my lucky readers!

For those of you who missed yesterday’s post – you can catch up on the action HERE.

Not only is the historic Palampore beautiful all in its own right, but the motifs from such panels were sought after by needleworkers past in making quilts and coverings.

In French "broderie perse" means Persian embroidery, but it also came to refer to the lovely applique of printed chintz flowers and other motifs onto a solid fabric. These exquisite quilts have been made since the 1700s.

palampore1
This reproduction “palampore” is drawn from a vintage example of a very popular and fine type of fabric from the 18th century.

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, of all the exported textiles to arrive in England and Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries perhaps the most spectacular were the painted and dyed cotton bedcovers and wall hangings called palampores.

An investment in fabric of this quality was a sign of wealth and success; families would display them prominently as curtains, wall-hangings or bedcoverings.

The name palampore means bedspread or coverlet. These extraordinarily large cotton panels with their vividly-colored, life-sized flowering trees were coveted for their beauty and as a status symbol.

This reproduction is an excellent example of a typical Palampore hand painted in England ca. 1775.

As usual it combines a complex and elaborate design depicting a wide variety of plants, flowers and birds. The “tree of life” motif is typical of most palampores and is used as a symbol to celebrate birth, marriage and special occasions.

This original Palampore comes from the extensive archives of Mary Koval, and accompanies the "Tree of Life"Collection also by Mary Koval.

I am honored to have seen several of Mary’s Palampores and broderie perse applique quilts in person.

I tell, you it is nearly a spiritual experience being able to see and even gently handle these special pieces!

I am even more thrilled that she is offering to give away one palampore panel as shown above to one lucky reader!

palampore2

You may choose to add borders to your quilt like this!

palampore3
Or perhaps select a small portion of the panel and frame it like this!

palampore4

Applique motifs from the panel like this!

You will find the free pattern worksheets for making these projects on the Windham Fabrics site HERE.

The ideas for working with this panel are endless – if you can even bear to cut it!

So are you ready?


Palampore 55'' x 79''

Leave me a comment in the comments section of this post!  ((Click the blog helps tab at the top of the blog if you don’t know how to find the comments section or how to leave one.))

Leave me a comment on what you would do with this Palampore panel if you are the lucky winner! 

Remember to leave your email address visible in your comment.  Spam-o-phobics can leave their addresses like this: bonnie (at) quiltville.com

Whatever you do, that address MUST be visible, or I will have to choose another winner.

We will draw for our winner on Tuesday evening, September 8th!

Good luck, every one!


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Nancy Watts said...

Very pretty, I would love to win this. Thanks Bonnie for all of the giveaways.

quiltingwatts@gmail.com

scrappy101 said...

Nice technique to blend in with some scrappy patterns, thanks Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous. Would be thrilled to own. Edna Warden ewarden1@comcast.net

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Oh! First I would spread it out and just admire it! Then I'd have to look at it repeatedly while trying to figure out the best use of it. I'd probably go online and check out different ideas. I don't think I'd want to cut it up, I'd just add borders until it was big enough for my bed and then I'd sleep under that gorgeous quilt all the time!!!

Cheryl in Friendsville

Katydidart60@yahoo.com

Alice Callahan said...

I love this panel. I'm thinking maybe do it with the window pane look.
amcall70@yahoo.com

Odyssey Quilter said...

I would make it and give it to my cousin who lost her Mom, my favorite aunt who LOVED birds. She is having a really difficult time dealing with the loss and the quilt might bring her some comfort. Thanks, as always for the chance to win.
trishcole1952@yahoo.com

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful. Assuming I ever get tired of petting it, it will become a prized wall hanging on a feature wall in my house. Thanks so much for sharing such a gorgeous piece of artistry.
bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

Shari said...

Would love to make a quilt like the one hanging in Mary's store. So beautiful!! shariflinn@hughes.net

Lin said...

I would love to add this to my fabric collection

Crafty Auntie said...

I read about this yesterday and visited her site. When I saw the price of the panel I decided that I needed to use it to reward myself for something like losing 10 pounds then I could buy it. Would love to win it. Carla-mcguire@att.net. V

Evelyn said...

Evelyn Chagnon Today is my 69th birthday...winning this would help take the sting out of facinEvelyn Chagnon Today is my 69th birthday...winning this would help take the sting out of facing my 70th year...g my 70th year...

Anonymous said...

Wat too pretty to cut
Donna

Playswithfabic@yahoo.com

Roberta said...

I think I would just add borders should I be the lucky winner. Thanks to Mary for providing the panel for this opportunity. Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

I would pet it & admire it & give it a good Home! Then make a quilt out of it! Joey jmmahieu@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the look of broiderie purse, and would share the piece with my mom who is an applique artist Nancy LP. nepesons@myfairpoint.net

Susan Carpenter said...

I'm addicted to broderie Perse! This panel would work so well in my current project.

Roberta said...

I would think I'd just add borders should I be the lucky winner. Thanks to Mary for this opportunity. Hugs!!!! rmiglin1@twcny.rr.com

babysgramma said...

I have the perfect place on my living room wall where I hang my favorite quilts, and this would be the prize of my display! Really love this.
Mary Marcontell, babysgramma @ gmail.com

Caro said...

Lovely lovely! Would use it as a center panel with surrounding pieced blocks.

babysgramma said...

I have the perfect place on my living room wall where I hang my favorite quilts, and this would be the prize of my display! Really love this.
Mary Marcontell, babysgramma @ gmail.com

Jennine said...

would love to win this, I can just see it in the centre of a medallion quilt. My email is jennineavril@gmail.com
Jennine in Brisbane

Carol L said...

very beautiful !!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! I think like the example with the multiple borders. I would make this a wall hanging as it is artwork.
Cindy
unadillasc@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Shane C.
A medallion quilt is on my bucket list....this beautiful panel would be perfect. shanequiltz@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous fabric - love the birds. Thanks for sharing.

Linda S.
ml2steph@aol.com

Patricia Moore said...

Oh so lovely! Would love a chance to win this...Thank you for all off your inspiration to my quilting process.

pcmoore59@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And thank your for the history background.
sewquiltsy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Stunning! I would use the whole piece and make a wall hanging to display in my living room.

Diana LaFaro
dklafaro@earthlink.net

Quilting with Mudge said...

Beautiful panel! Reminiscient of works in Europe's museums. Hmmm! How would I border it?

Pat.levac@gmail.com

JaNae said...

Another fun give away. I think I would admire it for a while and then do a wall hanging out of it. (maybe for my mum)

Thank you for a chance to maybe win something.

JaNae
(musicalmoi@gmail.com)

Liz said...

I've loved this panel for a long time. It would be cut apart and become the medallion center.

Kim LeMere said...

Thank you Mary and Bonnie. It would be awesome to win.

Liz said...

I still love this panel, but I'll put my e-mail on this time.

elizabethfitzgerald1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This would be a beautiful piece as a coverlet for my mom's little sofa. Just the right size for her new apartment.

You are awesome Bonnie

Carrie Frees
cl.frees@yahoo.com

Sherry said...

I would leave the panel as is and add borders. I have always been fascinated by Tree of Life designs.

Sherry V.
crazyquiltpatcher AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

This would make an amazing wall hanging, with or without a border.
Pat
patcastonguay@yahoo.ca

Tina Jennings said...

Beautiful work. Thanks bonnie for sharing and giving the chance fir someone to win this

Tina Jennings said...

Beautiful work. Thanks bonnie for sharing and giving the chance fir someone to win this

Barb in PA said...

That panel is beautiful and I'd love to try using some of Mary's suggestions for working with it. Thank you for offering it.

Diane Rincon said...

Thanks to both you and Mary Koval for this opportunity to win this lovely textile. I've long admired this style. So, I'd probably use it as the center of a medallion quilt.

Mairi said...

Lovely stuff...interesting to learn something new.

Damascus Annie said...

I'd use this panel to make a throw for my living room or a new quilt for our master bedroom. It's gorgeous!
Anne Kusilek
jeffkusilek@gmail.com

Lorraine said...

Mary Koval's fabric and palimpore is just lovely. Thank you to Mary and you for this opportunity to win a panel.

Lorraine

Mairi said...

Lovely stuff...interesting to learn something new.

Diana said...

Have not done any of this type of work but this would be a start. This is a lovely piece. Thank you and Mary for the giveaway.
Digel@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, would need to admire it for a while until it inspired me to do something special with it. Thanks for all the great give-aways.
Diana Ladyquilterga@hotmail.com

Eugenia Emert said...

Beautiful design with many style options.

Anonymous said...

I love this and would love to work with a panel.
Thank you

JM
jmcstr@msn.com

Sherry Whalen said...

It is so pretty - I think I would need to keep it whole. Thank you Bonnie and Mary for the chance to win! Sherry
swhalen944@yahoo.com

Marianne said...

What a beautiful panel. I would hang it & look @ it till I figured out the perfect way to use it. It's a work of art. Mariannebourgault@msn.com

kt said...

Beautiful panel! I would love to try broderie Perse with this. Thanks for the chance to win!
ktyoung1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The panel is just gorgeous. What an opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Thanks you Bonnie and Mary for the giveaway.

Virginia Leonardos said...

What a beautiful panel. I would love to use this method of applique to make a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love win prizes! smarket42@gmail.com

Leigh said...

I would make a wall hanging - thank you for the opportunity.
Marshaleighflynn@gmail.com

Roma said...

What a treasure! I would be over joyed to be the owner of one panel.
Thanks for the chance.!

Anonymous said...

That panel is georgeous! I am trying this technique on the borders of a hexie quilt. Perhaps I could use some motifs from this panel for this, but I would probably keep it intact for a while longer.
Jennifer aka Threadking@aol.com

sandyk said...

If i were the lucky winner of the beautiful panel, I would keep it intact and add pieced and unpieced borders aroung it. Thank you Mary for donating a panel! And thank you Bonnie for offering it to us! hillheartsongs@gmail.com

Nancy Lewis said...

Beautiful!! I would frame the panel and make a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!! nlewis54 at gmail dot com

Indycule said...

Using a panel in a "medallion" setting would be lovely! Thanks for sharing the information presented by Mary and for this opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what I would do with it, but I promise to take it to the studio, hang it on the design wall and listen to it every day until it tells me exactly what it wants to be. Thanks Bonnie and Mary! Sally from SC (sjkatthefarm@aol.com)

Pat Schramm said...

I would leave the panel intact, with borders....and dedicate it to my Mom would have been 97, today......Beautiful.... Pat Schramm (fschramm@goldcommcable.com)

cityquilter grace said...

first, wipe drool off face; second, pull out other mary koval repro fabrics and some kona snow and try my hand a broderie perse...will use my di ford book for reference as i work toward creating my own masterpiece...

Veronica Kettleborough said...

Oh Bonnie! This would be wonderful to play with and marvel over.
Veronica
vernkettle@gmail.com

WIPPYSPLACE said...

WOW what a beautiful piece of art!!! not sure what I would do with it yet but it certainly would work well hanging on the wall. I would have to wait and see what could be done with it...I think I would make it looks as though one were looking through a window...plenty of time to think about what to do....for now, I gotta check the entire line out ;-) *~*CAROLE*~* wippysplace@gmail.com

CarmWhite said...

I would love to win that. Love to appliqué, needle turned works best for me. Thanks for the chance!

Carrie Dobos said...

Love this.
Quiltcarrie1@yahoo.com

SewQuiltOn! said...

One of items to complete on my bucket list, would love it, love it! Saw and heard about this technique at DAR Museum in Washington DC.

Kimme said...

The panel is just gorgeous. What a great opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Thank you Bonnie and Mary for the giveaway.
Kimomallon@gmail.com

Debbie said...

It is so beautiful. I would use it whole and put borders on it. It would make a beautiful quilt for the bedroom.
Debbie dgallett@gmail.com

Denise L. Gregory said...

What a gorgeous piece! My first thought was to do some thread painting on my longarm, but I may be tempted to hand-quilt? I'd have to see it in person :) Otherwise I think I'd border it out simply to allow the panel to shine. Keeping my fingers crossed!
mganddg (at) comcast.net

sao said...

Beautiful - I like to use panels to practice my hand quilting - and if I win, I will display it on a wall!

Thanks Bonnie and Mary!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Agnes Gates said...

I have always wanted to try this technique. Love the panel. What a joy it would be to win it. crafty_woman@yahoo.com

linda said...

I would like to try this: gmakindt@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

That panel is simply stunning. Thank you for sharing this wonderful technique with us. Great bit of history to look at.

Cmay1@comcast.net

Cindy from MI

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Thanks for introducing me to this artist. Dpickens13@bellsouth.net

Patty H. said...

Beautiful! Would make either a quilt or a wallhanging. Love the colors
Patty H.
hallpatty24@gmail.com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I thought the post from Mary's on the history and technique was delightful and how generous to offer a give away - this is beautiful. Sharon V shavroo53(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kerry said...

Oh, what a give-away! I couldn't cut the lovely panel into pieces, I'd have to use it as the centre of a large quilt to go on my king size bed. I'm smiling just at the thought of it.
thanks for the chance.
Kerry
clothstalker@gmail.com

Blue Bird said...

I'm very interested in quilt history and have seen some of the first quilts in America that used this kind of print. I would love to make a quilt that reflected those early quilts. This panel is beautiful!

gayle laudick said...

Usually have to actually see it first, but think this panel would make an awesome attic window quilt to hang on my bedroom wall above my bed. Don't think anyone would even notice whether my bed was made or not after seeing this beautiful panel. It is awesome. Good luck to everyone. Whoever wins it will be very lucky indeed.

gaylem38@gmail.com

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

Love this!!

trueblue said...

Wow! I love these panels and bought a similar tree of life years ago from the Den Haan and Wagenmakers and made a wall hanging that I still love. Thanks!

Laurie said...

Oh mercy me! I have been drooling over this panel since it first came out. I believe I would swoon at seeing the original! If I were the lucky soul to win the panel it would become my winter hand quilting project. Thanks fit the chance! And safe travels home. Laurie

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to try this, so would love to win.

Sherry
veggiemamma@msn.com

Karen said...

What a beautiful panel! I love the second example, with the prairie points, so I'd likely do that with it. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway!
mom2j (at) hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabric. I would make a wall hanging or a throw pillow. Thanks for the giveaways. pattigalbreath@yahoo.com

Kathi Pauling said...

Oh, please mighty number generator...pick me! This will look so nice with all my 1700's repro furniture! Kathi.Pauling@gmail.com

Connie W said...

Would love to win this give away. ckwood@charter.net

kmcallister said...

Would probably just drool over it for a while before deciding what to do with it. Thanks for the chance to win. kaymcallister21@yahoo.com

barblr said...

I would display it, beautiful!!
Barbara
robinsonblr@gmail.com

MaryC said...

My mind is racing with 'possibilities'! I would love to be entered into the drawing for a chance to win the panel! Thanks!

Melissa Smith said...

Mary was showing me this when I was in her store this summer. So fun and creative. I hope to do it soon.

Nancy Mccallum said...

Love the panel, would love to win it there are so many possibilities.

Nancy Mc
nmsquared@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the opportunity to submit an entry. She has a beautiful panel. Grrammypam@gmail.com

Diane Michal said...

I would love to win this panel. It is gorgeous! Thanks again for a great giveaway. Diane

flutediva1@gmail.com

Sandra Kidd said...

This is beautiful!! I would love to win!

Sandra

sfkidd4@gmail.com

Bricolos du lundi said...

Funny, I just sent your previous post to a friend of mine, owning a shop in Belgium who sells this panel .. just to show her what she can propose to her customer ..
ANd I discover your new post .. Of cours I am interested in this panel which is really beautiful.
I am found of "broderie perse" and I am currently working on a new project of patchwork using this technique ..

I do not know if I am eligible for this "game", as I live in France !!
ANyway, I play ..


Anonymous said...

I would love to have the panel to hang. I think I would like to hand quilt it. It is a piece of art for sure. Janice P. k4squilt@zoominternet.net

bluebird said...

This panel is beautiful! I think I would use it to make a couple smaller quilts with it! I love the examples you showed in the post! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jcarmody@mail.com

Charon said...
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Pat Merrell said...

This is amazing and beautiful.
Thanks for a chance to have this
beautiful panel.
psmerr@texas.net

Debra G said...

Bonnie, I love Mary's palampore! I don't know if I'd ever get the courage to cut it, but if I did, I'd frame a small section of it with pieced borders. I took your class last Friday at Mary's and stayed at her retreat center. It was a fabulous experience. gutenson50 (at) loudounwireless.com

Anonymous said...

I love broderie perse although I've not seen it very often. What a treasure this panel will be for the person who gets it. Special thanks to both you and Mary for a chance to be that person.
Anita
ablanton at nmsu.edu

Patti Snyder said...

I would LOVE to win this panel! A couple of friends and I are planning to start a new quilt in January which will include a lot of broderie perse. I've been collecting fabrics for it for several months and Mary's panel would be a perfect addition! patti@quiltsasdesired.com

Anonymous said...

I love this and also love hand applique.
Williamsjessie67@yahoo67@yahoo.com
Jessie Williams

Anonymous said...

2yr5mo After a near fatal car accident I am finally at a place where I am in a house again, and presently having it made accessible for me. The panel is AMAZING and matches the colors in the seats if my Dining Room chairs! I would add the boarders and hang it as the focal point in the room. And, doing all that would also be very therapeutic, helping me get abilities back in the process!

Regardless of who wins, myself or someone else, the piece is absolutely beautiful and someone will be truly blessed! Thank you for all you do!
Debra Lamb,

lambdebra@hotmail.com

Cathy Baisley said...

I would build a family tree and put flowers in the borders with birds flying around in the sky. It would be a nice family heirloom. This piece of fabric is gorgeous.
cmbaisley@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would make the smaller version and perhaps use the lower half of the panel to make another smaller version and give one to my guild for the Silent Auction at our next quilt show!
rjoehnk5@aol.com

momto1 said...

This panel and the whole tree of life line are so beautiful! I'd have to break it down into its elements and make something broderie-perse-ish. It's gorgeous on its own, but it begs for some selective cutting and sewing. How sweet of you to share this and your traveling adventures!

Carole S.
momsib1@gmail.com

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Bonnie, this panel is right up my vintage alley. I'd love to win one. If I were lucky enough to win it, it would become the centrepiece of a fabulous quilted wall hanging.
What treasures both you and Mary are!
Hugs
Tazzie
:-)

Rochelle Hunt-Roy said...

rocheybarb00@hotmail.com
Would love to have this panel. Would make it for my sister and her husband.

Doxiemom said...

What a nice idea for a winter handwork project - thank you Mary!
That first cut would be the hardest! The samples are beautiful.

Lisa D
Ljdumais@gmail.com

Heirloom Stitcher said...

This is an exquisite offering. I could not bear to cut it up and lose any of its magnificents.
jebleup@gmail.com

Deb said...

Gorgeous, would love to make a heirloom quilt with this as the centerpiece. It would be a gift for my daughter, thanks for the chance. carent1@neb.rr.com

Donna T said...

Thanks for the give-aways... So nice to see such great ideas... I can only hope to win....

Donna

dltquilts AT juno.com

Robyn Fisken said...

Would love to win this. I don't think I could bear to cut it up. So maybe do one of those patterns with a border a and then hand quilt it.Robyn.
fisgig2@bigpond.com

Barbara B said...

Would love this. It would be the center of my next quilt.

bbquiltmaker@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see info about a give-a-way of the beautiful fabric mentioned in yesterday's post. I, too, was one of those amazed by the techniques and beautiful examples. Thank you for sharing AND for this fabulous offer!
Debbie
ollieami@aol.com

Cathi Harry said...

Wow, I don't think I'd be able to cut it! Borders & backing for me.

Andrea said...

Winning this panel would give me the chance to practice my broderie purse skills. I have wanted to try broderie purse ever since I saw a beautiful antique quilt at an exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art about 5 or 6 years ago. andreaatcascadia@gmail.com OR info@cascadiapark.com

Connie said...

Too pretty to cut up. I would find some appropriate gorgeous borders to add. Thanks.
Connie
Germanconnie@gmail.com

Kathryn Castricano said...

It is such a happy coincidence that I saw this beautiful tree of life while shopping for a project at the LQS and stopped to admire and read about it only the day before your post! I even picked up the package and thought longingly of how wonderful it would be to create a marriage quilt with this design. Thank you for sharing this bit of history!! kcastric@ix.netcom.com

Vicki Maloney said...

This panel takes my breath away each time I see it and I keep looking at it and thinking I need to buy it...It really speaks to my love of history and context and would make an outstanding wall hanging..... Thanks for giving away such a beautiful piece. Vicki Maloney jvmaloney@gmail.com

phillip's nanny said...

What truly beautiful fabric, wow!!!! nanny_of_phillip@yahoo.com

Susie Q said...

I have enjoyed your background information and hints on how to use it. I would make a table covering of some sort. pbxmimi (at) Hotmail. com

MyQuiltingLady.com said...

Hi Bonnie - I think the panel is too pretty to cut up! I'd have to add borders - I couldn't possibly cut out the prints from the panel! Thanks for the chance to win! Laurie - MyQuiltingLady at gmail.com

Flickenstichlerin said...

Oh my, what a breathtaking give away.
Well, what would I do first with such a gorgeous piece of art?
Look at it for .......ages......don't know if I could ever cut into it, perhaps sew a pretty border around it and handquilting would be my choice.....or...if there would be the perfect project to use some of the beautiful printed areas....maybe I would have the heart to cut into it.
sylvia-moells@t-online.de
Thank you for this great giveaway.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Wonderful panel but hard decision to make...cut it up or add borders...maybe the answer is two panels so I can make it both ways.

Diane
mdghall2@clearwire.net

Anonymous said...

In a word.....Scrumptious. Would Love the opportunity to try something new!!!

Quiltnut said...

I have always wanted to do one of these quilts.
Quiltnut@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Panel. I wouldn't cut it up. It is an art work so I would make a quilt that highlights it beauty.

Happy Quilting,
Natalie

natalie-aggarwal@hotmail.com

taylorsoutback said...

A beautiful giveaway! I would treasure this panel and immediately save up to buy 3 plane tickets - 1 to take a workshop from you, 1 to visit Mary's fabulous quilt shop and 1 to fly to Australia and sign up for Di Ford workshop - that's my bucket list!!

Anonymous said...

I would make a wall hanging with this panel and use it as a centerpiece on my wall of family photos. dquilt95@aol.com

Jami Carr said...

I would use It as the center of a new bed quilt for my bed. Just beautiful! jamicarr.jc @ Gmail.com

CindyB said...

I would frame it until I got the courage to cut it up. Thank you for the give away!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I'd make one of the quilts from Annette Gero's book of antique Australian quilts.
I've been lusting for one of these panels since I first heard about them, but way too rich for my pocketbook

Carol C. said...

Beautiful! -- I would love to applique with it, have always wanted to try this technique. Thanks for the give away!!

Eleana said...

I would add a border or frame it. It looks interesting and would go with my colors, I live in an old historical home.

TDunc said...

Truly enjoyed ready your posts about these beautiful quilts. I always learn so much from you. If I should win, I would add borders and enjoy as a whole. Thank you both for this chance to win. (duncanfamthree@gmail.com)

Netti said...

Wow, what a generous offer. I would love to win it. Thank you for all of your offerings, Bonnie. lynnettepham@gmail.com

Tina said...

Love this panel! I think I would leave it whole.
Shortmom5@hotmail.com

Eileen Tuss said...

There is a wall in my living room crying out for this panel with borders added. I love trees and this panel is spectacular!

joyceandmike said...

I don't think I could bear to cut it up. I would use it as it is! Joyce.thurman@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sandy mtbabe@centurytel.net This is new to me and would use the panel with borders around it as a quilt. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

While I'm not sure what I would do with this gorgeous panel, I would LOVE the opportunity to agonize over the decision!
Jackie M
pandorasmailbox2003@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

As an avid appliquer, I'd love to try broderie perse.

Jturcotte.on @ Gmail.com

Anonymous said...

OMG what a wonderful giveaway! So generous. I would definitely use part of it intact and then use Broderie purse with some of the other parts around the bigger part. thank you for the opportunity to win. have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Mary

conny's quilts said...

Great gesture this give away of such a beautiful panel. I think it will blend in very well with Dutch traditionel chintzes (I have some of) I suppose when I'd win I will combine those fabrics and panel with brodery perse. I'd love it, so Bonnie thanks for this loveley give away.
And thank you for all your enthusiast and inspiring blogposts everyday.
greetings fron the Netherlands, Conny
connysquilts@live.nl

Anonymous said...

I would use it whole, don't think I could bear to cut such beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to own it. Jean countesscharlotte57@gmail.com

Ursula Yeo said...

What an amazing panel. It would become the center of a wall hanging for our home. I know just the place to hang it. Thanks for the chance to win one. bandu.yeo@gmail.com

a said...

wonderful panel. Add a border to frame and display !
Addie
quiltnrph@yahoo.com

Lisa Gil de Lamadrid said...

I would love to one day take a class from Mary, I have admired her work and her collection for sometime. Oh Miss Bonnie you are so lucky to meet so many fine quilters in all of your travels.


lisalamadrid@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous give away. I'd love to win this!

maryesch369(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

If I win this panel, I would have to ponder over my usage. After my research, I might need a Mary Koval class. Thanks to both Mary and Bonnie for this opportunity.
Nancy Adams
nrkozak@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I would pin it on my wall whole until I had the perfect plan. Kind of like giving birth. When the time is right.... :) Belinda (barnmace@msn.com)

Anonymous said...

The panel is lovely as is; don't know if I could bear to cut it. I have never made a panel quilt, so that is what I will do with it if I win! scmkcamp@comcast.net

sassysalelady@yahoo.com said...

Hi, Bonnie!
I wouldn't want to cut it! I'd add borders and then display it on my guest room bed!!
Ruth Hampson sassysalelady@yahoo.com

Marcia Webster said...

Thank you for the history and pictures.

Eileen said...

I'm currently working on a project that features broderie perse in the borders, so that's what I would use this beautiful panel for. Thanks, Mary and Bonnie! eef972 (at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

How beautiful and would be a new challenge. Just lovely! Jac002us@yahoo.com

Jackie Boyd & Kim McPeake said...

I would love to win a panel and then worry about what I would make with it.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful gift, I would love to win! The panel is so beautiful as a whole that I would make it the center of a bed quilt and enjoy seeing it on my bed every day!
Joan Scott, jsquilts1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful panel. I would love to win it. This would make a great handwork project when we travel in our MH and it's hard to get my sewing machine out. Paula Y. alzagram@yahoo.com

Sabrina van Ginkel said...

The panel is so beautiful I don't think I could cut it. I would keep the panel whole and put borders on it for a quilt.

Sabrina

sabrinavan@knology.net

Sandie said...

Something I've always admired and wanted to try! Thank you Mary and Bonnie for the generous giveaway! sandiemackintosh@yahoo.com

Charlotte Massey said...

The panel is gorgeous and my head is spinning with ideas. And this would definitely push me out of my comfort zone! Thanks, Bon ie and Mary, for this chance to own such a wonderful panel.

Charlotte
Cammquilts@gmail.com

Maria McTiver said...

It is a beautiful panel. I would enjoy it in my fabric museum. Thank you for a chance to win.
MMcTiver@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I've quilted for more than twenty years, and I have never made a quilt for my bed ... this just might be it! I love this so much! Thanks, again, for the opportunity to win something inspiring. Candy (becanATshawDOTca)

Susan said...

I would love to win this beautiful piece of art. I have been working on and off on a grandmothers flower garden and told my husband if I get it finished I would love to have it spread over my casket viewing but this might just take its place. I would not cut it, but add borders. I am not trying to be morbid I just want people to see my passion when they see me.
susn1125@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Greetings. Thank you for a chance to win. Take care.

vabaumgarten@yahoo.com

lynnette said...

The panel is so beautiful. I would use it in a quilt, using borders and attempting broderie perse. Lynnette @ lkleinau@comcast.net

kynomi said...

I would take the time to just admire and then decide.
nfbannister@hotmail.com

Blair said...

I would love to win this palampore! I love repro fabrics and would add pieced borders to it to fit a bed. Thanks for the chance to win! bwama7 (at) verizon.net

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful piece of fabric .. I don't know if I would be brave enough to cut it. It would have to remain as a whole piece.
Thank you for the opportunity to own this piece of art.
Liz
ejreid@tbaytel.net

Chris Okawara said...

Chris Ok chris.ok@sympatico.ca. i had no idea anyone was producing palampore panels. It's beautiful, and a worthy candidate for some lovely broderie perse. Pick me, pick me!

alicekane@frontiernet.net said...

First, I'd make a wall hanging for my sister to commemorate a trip we made to the Met to see one of its textile exhibits. I'd use other portions to make a medallion center for a quilt to remember our Mom, who loved the English Regency period, where this type of textile was so important. Thanks for the share, and also for making me aware of Mary's Bedford Shop. It's now on my list for stopping on my next trip West to visit relatives.

Angie said...

This would look beautiful hanging in my formal dining room. Thanks for the great giveaway. fabricaddict@verizon.net

Nancy Johnson said...

It's so beautiful, I would love to win it!
Crafty.one@hotmail.com

Deanna W said...

I would make something with patchwork. Take the panel completely apart so it is not recognized as a panel...I think that is a great way to do it!! Tuesday is DH birthday, maybe it will be lucky for me!!!
scrappynanna64@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this.

Jo
richjo@telus.net

SH Sue said...

I would turn it into a family memorial quilt, leaving it to my granddaughter.

Anonymous said...

These type of quilts are simply beautiful! Winning a panel would be wonderful!
Phyllis
happymimi1220@yahoo.com

Debra in Ohio said...

Thanks for the chance to win the panel, and thanks to your friend for donating it for us. I don't think I'd be able to cut it up, though, so I would have to add some borders to it. Beautiful! crumbakerdebra@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bonnie for this offering us this wonderful give away. I would finish this panel the same way Mary finished hers. You can't compete with perfection and I admire Mary so much! It was great to see you and Mary in Bedford last weekend. Lorrie in PA. marmee5@zoominternet.net

Mary said...

I have loved this panel from the first time I saw it. Such a special piece. Thank you Bonnie! marylynneburns@gmail.com

TheEclecticAbuela said...

I have been admiring this for weeks at an online site, but I haven't yet purchased it. I wouldn't cut it up, but I'd spend a lot of time choosing the very best way to finish it. So beautiful! Thanks to you and Mary for the chance to win it.

angelianorthrip@hotmail.com

Judi M said...

Gorgeous. I would leave the panel whole and add borders, pieced of some sort. Thanks for the chance to win. judimoran88@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, I would love to win the panel. I have a friend who does all her quiltmaking by hand. She loves broderie perse, and I know she would love this panel. If I win, she'll be receiving this as a birthday present next month. Sharon in VT vtquilter517@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would have a hard time cutting into this fabric but I like appliqueing so I think after admiring it for a while I would make it into a unique quilt.

darby3451@yahoo.ca

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

Thank you for the history of this lovely fabric.
alcearosea31 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie (and Mary), what a lovely give away. I don't have the patience for appliqué so I would add borders for a bed quilt.
Jen
jenmag at sasktel dot net

Jem-fl said...

Oh so right for granddaughter asking for a panel for her room! Not! Will keep it! Thanks for all your
tips and trips.
judmor@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Pet it of course. :) Seriously the panel would make a lovely medallion quilt.
todle (at) swbell.net

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful panel. I think I'd like to cut sections to divide it for more than one project. I do enjoy applique.

Susan Lyle
sususie52@att.net

Sarah Martin said...

Oh. oh,oh,oh! I have wanted one of these to play with forEVER! Thanks for the chance to win it! : )

Anonymous said...

That is stunning, if I don't win then I would love to buy one. I have a minor in Textiles from Cal-Poly Pomona so needless to say, I love this panel.

Karen Jones
tandhmom@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

This panel is simply beautiful. I would expand it with borders so I could enjoy the whole design.Thank you Mary Koval and Bonnie for this opportunity.
Mandy Laseter
gloobermom@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win, Bonnie! I just purchased a Tree of Life charm pack this week and really like the colors and prints. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica T.
tjessiemae[at]aol[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of dividing it and many 2 or more pieces of art! Thanks - this is just beautiful - justleslie (at) wildblue.net

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