Saturday, September 18, 2010

Preserving the Past Part II

There were only 4 homes out of the seven historic buildings that were open to the public during the exhibition in 2008 at Houston.  The previous quilts shown on an earlier post were housed in larger genteel homes.  However, the real treasures appeared when I went into The Yates House.  It was built in the 1870s by a recently emancipated slave for his family.  Here's some of what  it contained:

A beautiful example of crazy patchwork.  Apparently this quilt was only for show and brought out when guests appeared.  There was more:

A strippy lone star quilt quilted with an all over  Baptist fan pattern.  Note the pot under the bed! There followed more utility quilts such as:


A Grandmother's garden with an allover Baptist Fan quilting pattern.

Hope you liked the show.


Crispy said...

I loved the show Liz!! Was that first quilt all embroidery stitches down the dark stripes? Beautiful!!


Adri said...

beautiful. It is interesting how the baptist fans are not all lying in one direction. I like that. Got more personality. :)

The Tile Lady said...

More lovely heritage quilts!