Still having a blast at the AQSG Seminar, and I'll have plenty to blog about when I get home. It's been difficult getting any blogging done with such a busy schedule, but I did want to share the news about this great lunch deal I got today. We had our roundtable discussions, and I led the table discussion about New York Beauty quilts. We covered a variety of topics that related to the quilts, favorite patterns and techniques, quilt history, studying quilts, and approaches to collecting and research.
During lunch, one of the ladies at the table mentioned having a New York Beauty top. She described it, and I said, "Well, are you going to sell it to me?" or something goofy like that. After lunch, she came over and shared the top. I asked her what her plans were for it, and she said she was looking for a new home, with someone who would really appreciate it. Done, and done! About 15 seconds after she said how much she wanted for it - after I asked her three times if she was sure - the quilt top was paid for and in my hands.
This quilt top is a New York Beauty pattern from the 1930s, but it's a rare example because it's all appliqued rather than pieced! My jaw was, and still is, on the floor.