Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts


Do you like quilts?  I love them and I love to look at them, inspect the workmanship, the fabrics, the patterns...you get the idea.  

Each April in Kansas there is a wonderful sale, The Mennonite Relief Sale.  As a part of the sale, there is a quilt auction and the night before everyone can get an up close and personal look at the quilts that will be auctioned.  Of course, I was thinking of you and wanted to share this spectacular event.  The images of the quilts are from the Kansas MCC Mennonite Relief Sale website and I provided the link here if you'd like to see more quilts.  I took pictures, but theirs were better...why mess with better?  Enjoy the quilts.


                   This quilt measured 84" x 94", was hand quilted and sold for $650.


This quilt measured 95" x 100", the pattern is "Steps To The Stars",
was machine quilted and sold for $1000.



This stunning quilt is hand embroidered, hand quilted and measured 97" x 113"
It sold for $2,300.


This quilt pattern is "Cooked Road to Emma Creek".
It measures 107" x 120", was hand quilted and sold for $5,500.


This quilt is called "Queen Ann Star", is 82" x 100"
and took four people FOUR YEARS to hand quilt!  It sold for $8,100!
The picture, obviously, doesn't do this quilt justice.  It was amazing.


This one is "House and Garden", measures 95" x 117", is hand quilted and
sold for $1,300.


This pattern is "Split Rail", machine pieced, 77" x 90"
It sold for $200.


A hand quilted "Triple Irish Chain", 90" x 109"
It sold for $500.


A hand quilted "Bargello" quilt, 98" x 108"
It sold for $1,350.



"Angel Fish", 60" x 97", hand quilted.
Sold for $1,100.



 Tuesday was my son's birthday.  We went to his apartment with a cake and and trunk-load of presents.  When it was time to light the birthday candles, no one had matches.  We did the next best think and lit the iphone lighter and pretended.  Happy Birthday to a great son!


Thanks for reading, or in this case, looking.
Hope you enjoyed the quilt show.
Till next time...











6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilts & I'm surprised at their high value. Thanks for posting.

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  2. They are all so pretty. Love the steps to the stars best! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  3. Sweetie u are so sweet! Can we follow each other? Kisses from Romania!

    FashionSpot.ro

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  4. I admire all the work that goes in to those amazing quilts, they are truly works of art. Love the candle lighter!!

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  5. I DIDN'T REALIZE YOU HAD A MENONITE COMMUNITY THERE AS WELL, WE HAVE A FEW CLOSE, BUT AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY A WEEBIT LESS THAN AN HOUR SOUTH OF US.
    WE HAVE A HUGE AMISH COMMUNITY HERE THOUGH AND THIS TIME OF YEAR YOU DROOL AS YOU DRIVE BY THE HOMES DISPLAYING THERE QUILTS. YOUR SON IS TOTALLY ADORABLE!!
    OK I'M DONE STALKING YOU FOR NOW!! HAVE A HAPPY NIGHT!!

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