|The original Centennial Quilt .. made in 1876 by M E C...or is it E M C ?|
I would like to especially thank Robert Harrison Photography for allowing us to use his amazing photographs!
|From left to right;|
Karen B. Alexander, quilt historian, Anne Dawson, the wonder woman who made the project possible, and Barbara F. Menasian, the woman who had the foresight to buy an amazing quilt when she saw it!
|Me with my finished top on 6 May 2017. I struggled for a time with parts of this quilt, |
but am so very happy that I got it made in time. Its next stop will be for quilting in June
|I added an image of my maternal grandmother, Thea Elizabeth Kavanaugh Ellery,|
in one of the blocks rather than use the intended center.
A photo of myself taken in 1957 will be in the same place on the modern version.
|an original schematic.|
I think that I am safe to share Anne Dawson's and Barbara Menasian's quilts though!
|Anne Dawson and her exact replica version! |
She is now working on a modern "sea-glass colors" versions!
|Before dinner at our Friday Celebration|
We celebrated our achievements and enjoyed seeing the original maker's amazing work up close and personal!
On Saturday we had a quilt show at Woodman Hall on beautiful Lopez Island. In case you do not know the area, Lopez is a rural, agricultural island that neighbors the one I live on. It is small. Somehow we managed to attract just about 300 people to the show though which is truly an amazing number for such a small community!
This has been an amazing journey. I had never worked on a project for such a long time. It was a great project and the memories that I now have will delight me for many years to come!
For more information about the quilt - or to start making your very own. go HERE
For local photography go HERE
Have an interest in learning more about antique quilts? Go HERE