Thursday, November 17, 2011

History Repeated


While I was at Houston, I did buy one or two things...this book just yelled out to me.


I was lucky enough to attend a talk given by the authors, Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle.  They gave a short show and tell of many of the quilts featured in their book.  Well, the show and tell wasn't short.  There were so many quilts to show that each only got a brief exposure.

But here is a favourite picture with Betsy talking about her quilt on the right and Janet Henderson's on the left.  Same block, different settings.


I came across the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas back in 2008 at Houston on my first visit.  This quilt totally stole my eye.


 If I remember correctly,  it subsequently made it onto the cover of a Quilters Newsletter Magazine.  Isn't it glorious?  It couldn't find it in there, but the book is jammed with pictures of other quilts made by a bunch of supremely talented craftswomen.  Wouldn't you love to be part of that group?

I've put "History Repeated" on my page for favourite books.  Did you notice I've tidied up my blog?  Check out just under the header.  Thanks to Karen from  Sew Many Ways  for the blogging tips.   You should visit her;  she is full of amazing tips and ideas.


8 comments:

Monica said...

It's a fabulous book isn't it? I picked it up a couple months ago. Blind Man's Fancy is the first on my 'to do' list.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have way many books than I have space for but I love history and history connected with quilts. Looks great!

Belinda said...

That looks like a pretty good book and yes, I can see how that quilt caught your eye. It is fabulous to look at isn't it!!!

Carol G said...

That is an absolutely stunning quilt. Your header bar is nice. I just looked at all your 2011 quilts again! Except I didn't see a picture for Feathers and Boas.

Karen said...

I like the colors in the quilt with all the flying geese. A good quilt block design and layout.

Maureen said...

Yes, I love that book. You are so lucky to have seem some of those quilts in person. Supremely talented indeed!

Janet O. said...

That is a wonderful quilt--I love the colors. What a stunner!

regan said...

Gorgeous quilts! I'm going to look for that book....thanks! And yes...Karen is wonderful, and is full of great ideas! Love her!