This quilt top was sent to me to be finished – I had the privilege of hand quilting and binding it. The challenge was to quilt it appropriately so that the applique was featured. I studied some good books on Baltimore Album Quilts and got some ideas. Isn’t it a beauty? What a treat to be able to quilt it!
We have a beautiful museum in Lewisburg, PA called the Slifer House – an old Victorian house that is now a museum. I was asked to make a historical replica of a quilt that would have appeared in this house in the mid-19th century. I decided to make a Princess Feather quilt. It is a very typical Central PA, 19th century quilt. The red and green color combination was very typical for this region, as is the 4-block construction, and heavy, intricate hand quilting. It is entirely constructed by hand and took me 150 hours to complete. It was pure joy to make. I consider it an honour to have been given the opportunity to make and donate this quilt to the Slifer House. Last evening was the “quilt revealing” combined with a festive holiday soiree”. It remains there for all to see – come and visit sometime!