The Past Is Prelude

The recent Mutton Hill Quilt Show featured heirloom quilts from the Summit County Historical Society’s (SCHS) collection, in addition to the traveling Quilt National exhibit and a judged quilt show. I’ll wrote more soon about some of the judged quilts, but today I want to focus on the heirloom quilts that were donated to SCHS over the years.

Photos of my favorites with a detail shot are below. If you click on any of them you can see all in a slide show.  I’ve included any dates given. I notice that my picks could be considered modern. Most are scrappy. What a surprise. I love all the fabrics the makers included.

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8 responses to “The Past Is Prelude

  1. Pam

    We have so few quilt shows in my area so I love it when bloggers share what they see. I also love your comments – thanks!

  2. These are gorgeous! I just love all of them but especially the fundraising quilt, the Hearts and Gizzards, and the Single Irish Chain. Our guild is doing a red and white challenge this year–some of these quilts inspire me!

    • The red and white quilts made quite an impact. The fundraising one would be a local historian’s dream as she could trace the various businesses. I love the single Irish Chain because of the “missing” blocks. They give this quilt such a modern look.

  3. Thank you for sharing these and especially for the close-ups! I really like the embroidered one, it seems very unique.

    • The embroidered one was quite a puzzle. From the back you can see it’s tied, not quilted. But you can’t see the knots on the front. So, I don’t know if the embroidered top was simply sewn over an existing quilt or what.

  4. Thanks for sharing. I didn’t make it to the show, so was pleased to find these photos of the heirloom quilts.

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