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July 10, 2021
Deconstructed Welsh Quilt from Plain Stitch

Quilt historians have postulated that the graphic modern shapes and rich woollen colours of antique Welsh quilts are the origin for the much vaunted modernist quilts that went on to be made by the American Amish. Certainly, non-conformist religious migrant communities are documented as having stopped off in South Wales to restock ships as they… Continue reading Deconstructed Welsh Quilt

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March 15, 2021
Quilt Town, U.S.A. – A History of Hamilton, Missouri from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The City Limit sign of Hamilton, Missouri also known as Quilt Town U.S.A.

Nestled in the Northwest corner of the Kansas City metropolitan area is the town of Hamilton, Missouri. The tiny town of 1,809 residents has long been known as the birthplace of American businessman James Cash Penney who would go on to revolutionize the retail market with his self-named department store chain, J C Penney. Until just a decade ago, Hamilton remained a quiet rural community similar to many in the Northwest Missouri area. Businesses came and went and generations of residents continued to call ...

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March 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Sashing from Nestlings By Robin

YAY!
You are so close to the finish;)
This week we are on to the
sashing for the blocks.
Making the decision to blend
the sashing so the stars jump out
or to give your blocks a small
bit of framework will be
the hardest part of this step.
I promise!
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My blocks rested on my 
guest bed for a good solid
week just as you see them here.
I just couldn't wrap my 
brain around how it would
look when done and I 
didn't want to waste time
making all those little 
star points just to hate ...

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March 6, 2021
My Lilliesleaf *Hawick* Quilt from Plain Stitch

When I first read the story of the Hawick quilter Janet Pow (1884-1962) the fact that jumped out at me was that she lived in a mill town, and she came from an extended family of textile workers. Of course, she was also a quilter. I was already fascinated by the quilts she helped to… Continue reading My Lilliesleaf *Hawick* Quilt

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March 1, 2021
A Brief and Incomplete History of Quilting from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Fabric stored and organized for the purpose of quilting.

As we begin to celebrate National Quilting Month, it is important to look back upon our history and appreciate how the art of quilting has evolved throughout our past. Each of us has a special responsibility as a quilter (whether you realize it or not!); we are tasked with keeping an ancient art form alive and well and with every stitch of fabric, we’re sewing the threads of the craft’s future. Whether you learned how to quilt in the traditional way of having the skill passed down from previous ...

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February 20, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Ruffled Tulips from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 12 
and our last block 
before we get to assembly.
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The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
Normally I show you the block
and you can see a bit of it
in the upper corner, but I wanted
you to see the fun border
that was added too.

As we come closer to adding 
a border, I wanted you to see
that I had other options from
my collection and it was
sooo hard to choose!

The quilting on this one
is all over the place from
clamshell, to flowers ...

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February 8, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Mexican Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                       Welcome to block 11.

It is exciting how close to done
we are getting, right?!
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The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!
We can see what a popular
style of quilting this is for
that time period because I 
haven't had to write in a 
new design for a few blocks now:)

This is the only one I have
of this design and I do LOVE it!
Again from my dear friend in Illinois
who finds the best deals!

I ...

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January 22, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Prince's OR Princess Feather? from Nestlings By Robin

                                      Welcome to block 10.

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The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

This is one of a few
variations on 
Prince's Feathers I 
have in my collection.

I have a dear friend in Illinois
that likes to go searching for 
treasure (one of our favorite
past times when we are together) 
and she finds the best deals!
On occasion I will get a
pic and a question mark
text from her.
This was one of those texts.

It is beyond lovely ...

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January 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: APPLES from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 9.
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The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is to-die-for triple rods, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I call it Apple Basket but it 
could also be a tomato plant.
Fun Fact about tomatoes...
They were thought to be poisonous.

This was purchased on my way
home from Paducah in 2017 in a 
cute little shop somewhere in TN.
It is beyond lovely even with holes:)

Let's talk Apple or Tomato variations.

I haven't seen one like this one 
in my studies but the layout ...

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December 23, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Coxcomb from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to Block 8.
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Lectures & Workshops - NESTLINGS by Robin

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I went to search coxcomb for 
the plant information link and
look at this definition I found:
NOUN 
archaic: a vain and conceited man; a dandy.
synonyms: fop · beau · man about town · 
bright young thing · glamour boy · rake .

I laughed and laughed!!
Not sure why but I did:)

So, this was purchased this from 
a collector while in Paducah for my 
appraisal training when I fell ...

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A Scant History of Patchwork & Quilting in The British Isles from Plain Stitch

A Scant History of Patchwork and Quilting in The British Isles.

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December 16, 2020
IQA Closing As Quilt World Changes from Carol Lyles Shaw

The International Quilt Association is another victim of the Pandemic and, perhaps, of changes in the quilt world.  The IQA founders and board decided to close their doors.  It’s a sad loss–they published an attractive journal that documented winners of past shows and also sponsored lots of events over the years. Their judged shows set …

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December 7, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Laurel Leaves from Nestlings By Robin

  Welcome to Block 7.

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1850 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch with 
a FAB red applique' scallop border.
The leaves are done in 
various green prints.

I purchased this from a collector
in Maryland who only collects from
that region so we have a lovely
Mid-Atlantic quilt in 
the style of the day.

Let's talk Laurel Leaf variations.
There really aren't that many
variations as it is very straight 
forward in design.
When one varies it does
so in the shape of the 
red leaves at ...

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November 27, 2020
Houston 2020 Virtual Exhibit from Collector with a Needle

The year 2020 has thrown us many curve balls!  We have to look for the opportunity in the changes.

Our Noah and Matilda Exhibit changed from a live exhibit to a virtual exhibit - giving many more people the opportunity to see it.  They were able to take our exhibit proposal photos and turn them into a virtual exhibit.  With full quilt photos, and detailed closeups; you can see 

Now, wherever you are in the world for a $10 USD ticket you can attend the entire show!

Click HERE:  Link To Tickets and Details


We hope you join us!!

Regards,
Dawn ...

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November 19, 2020
Interviews with Quilt Friends from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am thrilled to announce a new series of interviews with some of my Quilt Friends– all artists , quilters, curators, designers and entrepreneurs—now available on my YouTube channel.  The series is called “On the Design Wall”. I have just uploaded the first two interviews in this series with many more to come in the …

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November 16, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Cherry Tree from Nestlings By Robin

 Welcome to Block 6.

We are now half way 
done with blocks:)
There will be a bit of a 
holiday break and I will 
be back with the next
block December 6th.
Gives you plenty of time
to catch up to us:)
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Above is my ca 1860 
Cherry Tree quilt.
I loved it the minute I laid
eyes on it just for how
unique it was and 
the QUILTING!!
Quilted in 1/4" cross hatch 
with feathered wreaths
at the intersections.
OOH LA LA!

It came to me early in 
my appraisal study so I 
went to the professional who ...

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November 1, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Turkey Tracks from Nestlings By Robin

 Welcome to Block 5.

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The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is triple rods in the 
background with echo quilting
within the applique' pieces.
This lady LOVED to hand quilt:)
I really love her winding border too.

Most often it was done only in red 
and green so finding a yellow
and green is fun & different.
Sometimes it was appliqued
and sometimes it was pieced.
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LOVE the border on this one!
Both of mine are applique'...Yay!!

The original name of this
block was Wandering Foot.
The fun MYTH that goes ...

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October 18, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Pomegranate from Nestlings By Robin


Welcome to Block 4.

The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is straight lines about
1/2" apart along with echo in 
the leaves and fruit.
Also fun to note that the cheddar
insert is pieced in NOT
reverse applique' as I had
originally assumed.

My first exposure to pomegranates
was from my grandma.
She loved breaking one open
and giving my brother and I 
a section in a small bowl.
We would watch tv with 
her and suck the pulp off
each little seed.
Very fun for a child!

My ...

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October 3, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Oak Leaf from Nestlings By Robin


 Welcome to Block 3.

The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1900 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is a nice job of 
outlining the applique' and adding 
a larger leaf in some of the open areas.

Everywhere you see white leaves
and vines used to be green but 
the synthetic dyes of the day
sometimes faded away completely.
Again we see the familiar rosettes.

where I showcase the 
variations of designs and 
it is exciting to announce that 
this lecture will become available
in ZOOM format in 2021
for so many more ...

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September 20, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Whig Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                 

Welcome to Block 2.
The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is applique' outline,
leaves, rosettes, and a gorgeous 
plant of some kind in the border.
The blocks are huge so I had
to reduce for my oversized blocks:)
Yes that is a blue polka dot
in the stems!!!
This is why there is blue in this
block only and I was just 
as surprised as you may be.

where I showcase the 
variations of designs and 
it is exciting to announce that 
this lecture will ...

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