If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Antique quilts

I was at a quilt show in Pryor, Oklahoma this past weekend and they had a few antique quilts on displayed. I just can not pass them without drooling. My eye and heart is with the old quilts and I can remember more about the these few than any of the others there with the exception of one or two I was familiar with.
I was asked by a family member if I could locate the name for this quilt
I found out that this pattern is called Hazel Valley Cross Roads and was printed in the Kansas City Star on October 10, 1934. The few lines with the pattern said  "A 12 year-old girl quilt fan, Freda Napier, sent this pretty pattern, which she calls Hazel Valley Crossroads, for her home town in Arkansas. Thank you, Freda."

Isn't that just the sweetest sentiments.

Then there was this quit which was being used by one of the vendor's there as a table cover. I just love the simpleness of this design. Now I did not find a name for this one.

 And this quilt is an autograph quilt and is very special in the fact the each one who signed took time to add more to their block besides their name.  

I'm disappointed that when I went to edit and download these photos, I realized I did not get as many shots of this quilt as I thought I had. I thought I took at least 2 or 3 of the signatures. Very disappointing.

Most of the times when I have seen this pattern done, the tulips would be in strip piecing. Very bold this way.

Till next time


  1. I love these old quilts!!! Such treasures. Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Hi Kathleen, I came over from Pioneer Woman. I'm trying my best to visit a new blog every day for awhile, and today you're my new visit!
    Love the tulip pattern quilt. I can't quilt, but I sure love to look! :) Blessings to you!

  3. Your antique quilts are just beautiful. I love that signature quilt and the colorful tulips.


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