Sunday, April 11, 2010

Textile History Conference at the Museum of the Rockies

We have a marvelous time on Saturday! There were 54 attendees plus presenters at our first Textile and History Conference in Bozeman, MT. Along with 4 presentations (I did one on the textiles and quilts of the 1890s) and a display of 4 quilts from the museum's collection, there were many  'textile' conversations with old friends and new acquaintances throughout the day. Here are a few of the slides I used to illustrate my talk. These blocks are date 1880-1910.

The 1870s and 80s were called the Madder Decades. Here is a block with great madder style prints.
One of the colorations of half mourning--a Chocolate. It matches perfectly the wrapper on a Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar!

1 comment:

  1. I love to see a piece that has itself been pieced, for instance, the upper right-hand piece in the second block. That quilter's frugality charms me. I do it myself so no fabric goes to waste. I like to say I make utility quilts.