A Silver Swan*
It took visiting friends to get me into the museum in downtown Huntsville! While there I also enjoyed the WWII quilt exhibit currently on loan.
The creator of the quilt used the Four Corners patch design to signify the troops from the four corners of the world who came together to fight against Hitler and other fascist leaders of the time.
Each of the songs embroidered into the quilt blocks was chosen for a specific soldier known to the ladies who made this quilt. (Image cropped due to upload issues, sorry, but if you click on the photo it will enlarge to show the whole! I have no explanation for this anomaly.)
*Note: The curator explained to us that to polish the swan piece it must be ‘petted’ with gloves on, as the polishing compounds would embed themselves into the markings of the lifelike feathers.
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How fantastic to find those old quilts, I have quite a few here that i have gathered from family members, one was sown in 1886.. these quilting ladies were amazing, such a social thing to do.. c
That is why I love quilting! It is steeped in so much history and tradition! BTW, would love to see some of your lovely quilts. Perhaps you will post them someday? 😉
If I knew how, I would send you a picture of the last quilt my grandmother quilted and the last one she pieced. Tthe quilted one was one she made in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s and the other one she gave to me on my fifth birthday. Precious to me, both of them.
Margaret, I would love to see them! If you have a digital camera you can photograph them and email them using the software that came with your camera. My email address for the Farmlet is: farmlet (at) att (dot) net. 😀
the song quilts are beautiful, and very special. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I have started a new journey with quilting, and I love it! I will be visiting the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky next year. I can hardly wait! ~ L