The Cumberland Valley Quilters Association put on a quilt show in downtown Franklin over the weekend with over one hundred quilts displayed, including a Civil War exhibit. So many great quilts!
I’ll let the pictures do the work:
First, the Civil War Quilt Challenge exhibit:
Dear Jane quilts always blow my mind, and I finally got to see one in person. Every bit is hand stitched and every block is unique – and so teeny tiny!
I think this was my favorite one – can you imagine piecing that star within a star by hand?
I’d love to make a Christmas bear claw quilt like this some day. The black seems super modern, doesn’t it? There was actually a note that Civil War-era quilts didn’t contain much green because the colors were prone to bleed.
The first quilt on the left is made out of neckties! Christine Copenhaver wrote a book about her techniques, Necktie Quilts Reinvented, and she’s brought some neat examples to the Music City Modern Quilt Guild.
The quilts ranged from historical to classic to modern.
This one was made out of novelty fish fabrics, and I love the look from a distance too.
These two were made from the same pattern, with different color palettes. So much intricate piecing!
I spotted another Music City MQG member’s contribution – a mini featuring the curved piecing we learned at one of our meetings. Of course it was quilted beautifully because she’s a longarmer!
The art quilts were amazing, I couldn’t stop staring!
After the show, I stopped by the library… had to check out the Fall book sale, of course!
(By Sunday morning, I was in a panic about boxing everything up in a few weeks, so I promptly culled about 50 books from my shelves to make up for the library sale and headed to McKay books to sell them for store credit… and then of course I brought about 5 more home. So, progress?)
The last stop of the day was Merridee’s Breadbasket for lunch to go… best decision! No wonder the line was out the door.
Pretty perfect day, and it was nice to have some time to myself. More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!