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?