Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quilts from the Collection of Arlan and Pat Christ

The  quilts from the collection of Arlan and Pat Christ, a Pennsylvania couple with a passion for antique quilts, has been making the rounds of exhibit venues since 2008.

It was a pleasure to finally see some of the quilts in this collection at the AQSG Seminar in New Jersey last fall. Here is a peek at a couple of them below. (Click on the above link to read about the 2012 AQSG Seminar. Every year we see more and more fabulous quilts. Meeting near the International Quilt Study Center Museum this year in Lincoln, Nebraska, has got us all jazzed!

I absolutely love the cheddar combinations in Pennsylvania quilts, so guess which ones in their exhibit I focused on.

The Christ's currently have an exhibit hanging at The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. Hope you have a chance to do a bit of traveling this summer in the Mid-West and take in one of their exhibits. Click here to see a couple of additional quilts from their collection on the TQHF blog.

Here is to a productive and creative life! Give your loved ones a hug while you can!!

I'd like to salute the productive, creative life of my dear cousin Melinda Moore who passed away unexpectedly of a massive brain hemorrhage this past week at the young age of 51 years. Our love and prayers go out to her only child Jenica and her family. Jenica is carrying Melinda's unborn granddaughter, due in 3 months.

Melinda Moore, 1960 - 2012

Melinda and Jenica


  1. The Christs are members of our Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group, and it's always a treat when they bring in quilts for us to view. They have a great eye for wonderful quilts.

  2. The Christ Collection is a must see for anyone interested in quilts. It was treat to see the quilts they brought to Cherry Hill.

    So sorry for your loss.

  3. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your dear cousin. A lovely woman gone too soon. The Christ quilts are wonderful.

  4. The cheddar house quilt is wonderful. Strong colors but they work so well together.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss, Karen. And you're right....we should show our loved ones how much we care for them every minute we just never know how long that may be.

  6. Loved seeing the Christ quilts and meeting the Christs at AQSG - what a treat.
    So sorry for the loss of your cousin and really feel for her daughter.

  7. Thank you for your quick reply to my email.. I love the cheddar house quilt and find your blog very informative! I also send my condolences for the loss of your cousin and pray that her grandbaby will get to know her through you.

  8. The Christ's had some quilts on display at the Paducah rotary show last week. Wonderful exhibit and such nice people! Sorry about the loss of your and her family are in my prayers.