The International Quilt Museum currently has an exhibit of Red and White Quilts that were donated by Joanna S. Rose. In 2011 her collection of 651 quilts was displayed in New York in an exhibition entitled "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts".
The Stars and Bars quilt was made between 1860-1880 and is a gift of Joanna S. Rose to the International Quilt museum. IQM 2022.001.0098
"The printed Turkey red fabric of this quilt helps to date it. It was a popular choice for quiltmakers of the mid-nineteenth century, prior to the development of synthetic red dyes. A dye process known as discharge printing created the tiny yellow floral design set against the red ground. First, the fabric is dyed red. Next, a discharge paste, or bleach, is applied – often in a specific small-scale design – removing the red color. A second color is either included in the discharge paste, simultaneously filling the bleached areas, or added in a separate print process."
This is a great quilt to practice your EQ8 drafting skills. The blocks are simple ones -- but the layout is a little tricky. Can you figure it out before watching the video?
Here is my quilt from the video.
Here are a few key measurements if you are drafting the quilt.
You could make the quilt larger by adjusting the size of the small half square triangle blocks. For example -- if that block was changed to from 1" to 2", double the size of the center and each of the borders (other than the binding).
Tech Know Quilters Virtual Quilt Show
Current Tech Know Quilter members were challenged to apply what they learned at the end of their June class. As you can see they learned a lot!
You can learn more about the Tech Know Quilters membership program and sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period here.
Masters Tumbling Blocks Challenge
The Masters challenge in June was to design a tumbling blocks quilt. The tumbling blocks quilt could be built on a hexagon quilt layout, a baby block layout (that could include pieced blocks in each of the diamonds) or incorporated in a block or blocks in a standard quilt layout. They were encouraged to make it traditional or make it modern.
Tech Know Quilters members are eligible for the Masters program after completing 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. Masters members receive fewer lessons each month, with more time to devote to their own projects and challenges.
Drop me a note if you have completed over 12 months of Tech Know Quilters and are interested in learning more about the Masters program.
You can learn more about the regular Tech Know Quilters membership program and sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period here.
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