Saturday morning, the Quilters' Historical Society (QHS) had it's monthly meeting at Cabbage Rose in Fort Worth. We have been getting together for several years now. It's a fun group of ladies. The only photo I can share with you is circa 1890 quilt from Pennsylvania owned by our fearless leader, Carol S.
It is gorgeous, really inspiring and very, very pink!
My most recent vintage quilt came to live with us in early December. I don't know the age of the quilt, but it seems to have some very old fabric in the blocks, possibly some mourning prints. The strangest thing was the envelope of plaid fabric sewn on one end of the quilt. You can see it in the bottom of the next photo.
Upon closer inspection, it was just an encasement of fabric hand stitched on the end. I can only assume it was a "beard guard." When men wore beards, it was a common practice to sew on some fabric to protect the binding and end of the quilt facing toward the head of the bed.
I quickly unstitched the "beard guard" and found a row and one-half more of pretty blocks. I'm saving the chin or beard guard just for historical purposes, but the quilt looks so much better without it.
Ranger gave his full seal of approval.
We may have to pull up some extra quilts in bed tonight when the temperature drops.
Sew until next time,