|Postage Stamp by Mamie Hollis Dameron
I went to see the QuiltSpeak exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC.
|Princess Feather by Priscilla Robinson Grose
The variety of styles, techniques, and materials represented were extensively wonderful.
It was difficult to photograph, with the special lighting and no flash to protect the quilts.
In this detail of the above quilt you can see the fabulous hand quilting, done in tiny stitches. Do you see the red thread outlining the green applique? That is a very small blanket stitch. It inspired me to do some blanket stitching on my current project, although I did mine by machine.
|Cotton Boll by Probably Nancy Johnston
This quilt's visual impact is just stunning! The traditional red and green applique over white is classic color combination. My photo shows just one block of this amazing quilt.
|Tennessee Beauty by Louisa Green Furches
Another amazing quilt! Tennessee Beauty showcases precise piecing (yes, those curved patches are pieced!) and fabulous quilting.
|Heel, Tap & Shoe Point by Ara Adner Williams Farrar
This is my favorite quilt in the exhibit. I'm sorry I couldn't get a good photo of this one. I love the block design! It's so unique and beautifully done.
Here's a detail of the above quilt, shown in black and white so you can better see the design and quilting.
|Mariner's Compass by Elizabeth Jennie Roach Witherington
Fabulous Mariner's Compass quilt!
|Crazy Quilt Top by Sallie Fisher
One of two crazy quilts on display. Amazing to see in person!
My son, Trent creating some designs using the interactive display.
|Double Wedding Ring by Diana Lualtah Myers Cecil
Double Wedding Ring quilt made with feedsacks.
|Checkerboard associated with Edith Anne Williams Uzzell
I really liked this quilt made with all blue and white plaid fabric.
Not a terrific photo, and also not part of the QuiltSpeak exhibit, but I love this Alligator pincushion on display in another section of the museum!
This is just a small sample of the quilts included in the Quilt Speak exhibit. If you're in the Raleigh, North Carolina area I highly recommend checking it out. It was amazing to see these quilts in person and read the stories about them. It's going to be open through March 8, 2020 at the North Carolina Museum of History, and it's a free exhibit. I purchased the accompanying book from the gift shop. It shows all of the quilts, and has more detailed information about each one. I'm enjoying the read.
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