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Franklin City Sights: Historic Franklin Quilt Show

 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:
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
First, the Civil War Quilt Challenge exhibit:
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
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!
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
I think this was my favorite one – can you imagine piecing that star within a star by hand?
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
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 Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
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 Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The quilts ranged from historical to classic to modern.
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
This one was made out of novelty fish fabrics, and I love the look from a distance too.
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
These two were made from the same pattern, with different color palettes. So much intricate piecing!
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
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 Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The art quilts were amazing, I couldn’t stop staring!
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
The Amateur Librarian // Historic Franklin Quilt Show
After the show, I stopped by the library… had to check out the Fall book sale, of course!
The Amateur Librarian // Downtown Franklin TN
(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.
The Amateur Librarian // Downtown Franklin TN
The Amateur Librarian // Downtown Franklin TN
Pretty perfect day, and it was nice to have some time to myself. More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!
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