A shout out to all my quilt history friends.
Is this an Anne Orr or Ruby McKim pattern?
I saw it on eBay.
Yippee! No sooner posted to the AQSG discussion list and the answer came through.
It is Anne Orr's "Star Flower" pattern, according to AQSG member Joanie Howe.
Click here for a link to one of Anne Orr's quilting booklets.
Click here for an interview of Merikay Waldvogel, an Honoree of The Quilters Hall of Fame, known for her research on Anne Orr. This 2nd link is to a paper she sumbitted to AQSG about Anner Orr. Unfortuantely, there are no photos included.
Here is an example of this quilt at The Quilt Complex, a business run by my dear
friend Julie Silber, also an AQSG member.
QUILT / TEXTILE HISTORY ON THE INTERNET
|My first mentor in quilting - my MIL, Wini Alexander on left.|
4) Hart Cottage Quilts (Leigh Fellner) - Leigh has done an incredible job on researching the story behind the so-called Underground Railroad quilt code myth.
6) Quilters Hall of Fame
Signature Quilt made as fund raiser for TQHF in 2006, the year Virginia Avery was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Owner - Karen Alexander
7) Quilter’s Muse (Patricia Cummings)
(8) Quilt History-Layer by Layer (Sue Reich)
(9) Womenfolk: The Art of Quilting - Judy Anne Breneman
(10) Why Quilts Matter - Shelly Zegart
|Deletable Mountains - won at AQSG Auction|
(11) Quilt Kit Indentification - Rose Marie Werner (a fee is required but you can then downlaod anything you want to research)
12) Collector with a Needle - Dawn
13) Excellent article on Tim's blog about imported quilts
14) Taryn of Reproduction and Antique Quilt Lover always has something interesting up her sleeve.
15) African American Quilters and Cloth Artists - Kyra Hicks has written several books about African American quilters and contributed to other books in the field as well. She is also a wonderful quilt artist in her ownn right.
16) Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, artist, writer and curator of African American quilts. Click here to see her interview Quilting Collective History.
Several of the links above also list many other great blogs and websites down the right side of their page. Check them all out and you will have no time to cook or clean. Not a bad trade-off, right!
Quilt History Online Discussion Groups
1) check out Quilts-Vintage & Antique and Doll & Crib Quilts-Vintage & Antique on Facebook
4) We do have fun!!!
|WQSG members discussion an 1840s-1850s quilt.|
Quilt Study Groups
(each of these links will lead you to more)
3) Mid-West Quilt Study Groups
4) Texas Quilt Study Group
5) Missouri, OK, KS and Arkansas Quilt Study Group
Pacific Northwest Regional Quilt Collections
LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 S. 2nd Street, La Conner, WA
Quilts in the Washington State Historical Society
Lopez Island Historical Society - WA
Benton County Historical Society & Museum - Oregon
Aurora Colony Museum in Oregon
Quilt Museums by State