Vintage Quilt Sunday: Introduction + List of Quilts

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I’m really excited about a new series I’m planning to host in 2014 called Vintage Quilt Sunday. I love vintage quilts–they appeal to both the quilter and the historian in me, and provide so much inspiration.

I thought it would be fun to put together a series that highlighted quilts that you, your family members, your best friend, etc. love and/or have in your possession. I also plan to share a few from my own family (including more about this one!), and then share some that I have found in different archives that are pretty fantastic!

Vintage Quilts Pinterest Board

Image from my Vintage Quilts Pinterest Page

If you are interested in sharing a favorite vintage quilt (and a story behind it if you have one), please send me a quick email at swimbikequilt at gmail dot com  and attach a picture of the quilt/sketch of the story. I would love to ask a few questions about the quilt, and of course, I won’t share any photos you send without your written permission.

If you know of someone who has a great quilt they might be willing to share photos of, please send me an email as well and I can contact them. Quilts can be appliqued, pieced, embroidered, etc., and don’t have to be “family” quilts.

Norah and Grandma's quilt

Isn’t this a cute picture? It was taken in my Grandma’s Antique Room and it appears my daughter appreciates vintage quilts as well (picture from October 2011).

Vintage Quilt Sunday Posts

#1: Tricia’s Joseph’s Coat Quilt shared by Tricia Martin
#2 Heirloom Quilt shared by Katie Bowlby from  Katie’s Korner
#3 Great Grandmother Diantha’s Quilt (shared by me)
#4 Log Cabin Quilt from Rebecca Verna Birchell shared by Heather Ashby
#5 A Family Quilt Auction in Kentucky shared by Joni Morgan from Sunday Farming Quilter
#6 Irish Chain shared by Marti Dyer-Allison from  52 Quilts

Upcoming Features

January 27: Antique Quilt from Cathy Winer
February 2: “Picnic Quilt” from Jennifer Barnes
February 9: Cathedral Window Quilt from Robin Fonville
February 16: Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Kacey Platky from Little House in Vine Crest Woods
February 23: Antique Quilt from Anna Haller of Hoot N Haller
March 1: Honeybee Quilt from Linda Fasules of I Finally Have Time


Antique Quilt from Jennifer Barnes
Antique Quilt from Kacey Platky from Little House in Vine Crest Woods

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Interested in Sharing a Vintage Quilt or Grabbing a Button?

Vintage Quilt Pinterest Board

I am looking for quilts that are beautiful, quilts that have great stories, quilts that are funky or fun, quilts that are unique, quilts that were made by your great great grandmother–basically, great vintage quilts. I will be posting on Sundays, and once a month I plan to post a block tutorial based on one of the vintage quilts featured here.

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  1. jenni
    Posted December 1, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I am very excited about this!

  2. HeatherK
    Posted December 1, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I’m excited to see all these! I just wish I had one to submit to you … I’m a first generation quilter. What a great series idea!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted December 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! I’ve gotten a lot of emails–I think it is going to be great fun! Some are family quilts, some were purchased, some are totally unique!

  3. cdahlgren2013
    Posted December 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    I would love to submit my Grandmothers Yoyo quilt, but my Brother and his wife threw it out thinking it was in too bad a shape to be fixed. It could have been fixed, I believe, but it’s long gone.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted December 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

      Oh. That is so heartbreaking. I’m sorry.

  4. Posted December 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Oh this is going to be an amazing series!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted December 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

      It’s been so fun to see pictures of Vintage Quilts coming in. I can’t wait!

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