Several months ago, I sent a little masterpiece/rescue crib quilt to Siobhan Furgurson in Georgia, because she wanted to do what I call a quilt reenactment. It's just like what Hortense Horton Beck once did, and if that name doesn't sound familiar, you probably didn't attend the AQSG Seminar in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the IQSC Museum there was a Hortense Beck replica of the famous Reconciliation quilt on display during certain times this past week. There was also a wonderful research presentation on Beck. She did the most incredible replicas of historic quilts, and a large body of her work is now part of the IQSC Museum Education Collection.
|Crib quilt, c. 1840, Tennessee|
I know Siobhan follows my blog, so I have to ask, "Siobhan, how does it feel to be mentioned in the same breath as Hortense Horton Beck?" Although Beck did much more applique than piecework, I think she might have been tempted to try a quilt reenactment with this little gem.