I approached my study center at the American Quilt Study Group Seminar in Lincoln, Nebraska, as an opportunity to give attendees something they would always remember. Hopefully, I did just that. My feeling is the best way to study quilts is in the cloth, so I brought 42 New York Beauties plus a few ephemeral objects, and shared them all with a group of 40 attendees in a two-hour period. That's right, I brain-banged 'em.
|c. 1850, Kentucky|
|c. 1860, Kentucky|
|c. 1870, South Carolina|
|c. 1870, Kentucky|
|c. 1900, Missouri|
|The two Mountain Mist New York Beauties, c. 1930|
|"Box of Crayons" is my nickname for this quilt, c. 1940|
|c. 1940, Idaho|
|c. 1940, Texas|
After looking through all the old quilts, we saw some newer ones. In the last 15-20 years, the pattern has seen an evolution and resurgence in popularity. Foundation piecing was introduced, and artists turned the pattern upside-down and inside-out, infusing it with bold colors and whimsical overall designs.
I would like to extend a big thank you to AQSG for having me as a study center presenter, and to everyone who was there. I hope you had as good a time as I did! For those who could not attend, I hope you've enjoyed the blog. :)