Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pattern Background

Shenandoah Valley Applique Society Reproduction in process last year
With only a few days to go before the start of the Quilt Along - we'd like to tell you a bit more about the pattern.  The Virginia Quilt Museum is fortunate to have many active volunteers and avid support from the quilting community.

A local quilt study group researched the quilt, documenting valuable information on the quilt's history.  We will be sharing that information each month.  The history was written by Quilt Historian Neva Hart.  Look for her history section each month as we announce the new block.

Museum curator and quilt historian Gloria Comstock enlisted the assistance of the Shenandoah Valley Applique Society to reproduce a copy of the antique quilt.  With the support of the museum, member Josephine traced each of the blocks and members stitched each block from her tracings.  The group generously reproduced the quilt and provided their pattern as a fund raiser for the Virginia Quilt Museum in June of 2015.  The pattern was sold in their gift shop and was recently made available on our Stitch Along blog.

Thank you Shenandoah Valley Applique Society and the Virginia Quilt Museum for sharing this quilt and the pattern with the world!

Are you ready to stitch?

13 comments:

  1. I have the pattern but can't start until after our local quilt show in November...still binding quilts for the show! I'll catch up in December though!

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  2. Wishing you a wonderful Quilt Show, we look forward to you joining us in December!

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  3. I am in the process of enlarging my blocks and have a bolt of fabric ready to go! Looking forward to completing this lovely project and will share with all of the quilters I know about this project!

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    1. Wonderful Kay! I look forward to seeing your lovely stitching. All quilters are welcome to join in at any point.

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    2. Thank you for joining us and spreading the word about this Sew Along! Looking forward to following your SVBAQ journey.

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  4. Oh my, time has flown by. Guess I need to pick my background fabric tonight! Can't wait to see what we start with tomorrow. What fun! Love the history lesson too. And I am very encouraged by this post as I thought we had to do one a week. I am so happy to see we will be doing one a "month". What a relief!

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    1. Wendy, I have no doubt you will find the blocks as addictive as I have and be quilting as you go!

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  5. I have never been happier that October 1st is tomorrow!!

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    1. Can't wait to see your beautiful quilt evolve Lisa!

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  6. I am late to this party, but just ordered the pattern - so beautiful, and interesting! I will be playing catch up this month or next!

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  7. Couldn't decide on what to use as back round but since I am going with Kaffee Fassett decided on white to make it really pop. Don't have enough of white all alike so once I get that I will begin. Also decided to keep squares to original as I want it as a Wall Hanging.

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    1. Welcome to the Sew Along Diane!
      So good to have you join us here.
      I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

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