Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vintage Love in Hershey!

This year, a large section of Quilt Odyssey in Hershey includes quilts from the 1920’s to 1940s ---from the Christ Collection!

I did my best while on my lunch hour to catch what I could capture, which wasn’t easy as the show was very busy and bustling!

It’s hard to say which was my favorite – I loved them all!  There were appliques distinctively 1930s era.  There was piecing, both planned and scrappy-

There were time honored patterns, and some that looked completely modern in their design.

There was functional basic hand quilting, and some with feathers, plumes and wreaths artistically executed, capturing the breath and wonder of passers by as they browsed.

There are many wonderful quilts in the show, but this exhibit by far is so inspiring. 

I wonder if the quilters from  70 to 90 years ago would have ever imagined that their quilts would be hanging here as part of this wonderful collection in this day and age, on view for all to see and enjoy.

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Love Love Love!

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Love Up Close!

I was unable to take the time to get photos of each and every placard.  The place was busy busy, and most of the cards said things like “quilter unknown”.  Please enjoy the photos for their beauty and color and quilting texture bringing back the flavor of days long gone….

Click the image below if you can’t view the slide show – you’ll be taken directly to the photo album.
Quilt Odyssey, Vintage Love 2013

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  1. What a treat to see these beautiful quilts! Thanks Bonnie.

  2. Fantastic eye-cand! Thanks for the photos Bonnie

  3. Bonnie

    I don't know how you do it, but THANK YOU for sharing all of this. These quilts are very inspiring :)

  4. Thank you for taking time in your lunch break to take these photos so those of us who can't attend can appreciate them. Beautiful quilts to enjoy and inspire us all:)

  5. Several of the first quilts look like they are made from patterns in the Mountain Mist Collection. Their Blue Book of quilts. Lovely!

  6. Gosh, eye candy to go with the chocolate. Those were breath-taking.

  7. Such beautiful inspiration! I loved the red cross quilt! How clever for the maker to leave one without corners (or at least it looked as though it had no corners.) Methinks Bonnie Hunter was eyeing that particular quilt for some reason? ;-)

  8. A beautiful display of quilts. Thank you!

  9. Bonnie - Thank you for these pictures. I love being able to see these truly wonderful quilts.

  10. I just love the orange star quilt with the rings. I'd love to make it. Does anybody know the pattern or how to draft it? Or if you are allowed to draft it(copyright etc)

  11. So great!! Thanks for the pictures, otherwise I would never have seen these beauties!
    Such lovely little orange stars in this weddingringquilt! Must have been a very successful marriage..... :)

  12. I wish I could be there to see those fantastic quilts in person. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  13. I love that DWR variation! I may have to try and make that one!
    I also love that hexie with the squares and triangles around it and the circle applique center! Very unique!

  14. Anonymous11:22 AM EDT

    Great quilts, will see them on Saturday

  15. I love that first quilt with thoes amazing orange stars -- stunning.

  16. Thanks for sharing these, one does not get to see quilts like these very often.


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