Kathy watches out for me! Yesterday she told me that the Corner of the Past and the Old Anderson House Museum was having a quilt show because she knows I like to quilt. I didn’t end up making it there yesterday and I thought I’d missed my chance, but Katherine watches out for me too. I saw her in the bathroom this morning and she told me it was on today as well. As soon as Mark and I finished with morning rounds we headed to the museum in Sister Bay.
When we first got there we asked at the door if they take debit cards for their $5 admission fee, but they weren’t set up for that. Mark left me there while he went to the store to get some cash. I very much enjoyed looking at the quilts that were outside.
The quilts in the show were all made by members of the Trillium Quilt Guild.
This was my favorite because it was all hand appliqued and hand quilted. Turns out it was made by the president of the quilt guild.
Here is a detailed shot of the applique work on that quilt.
This quilt was a very simple design and quilted straight stitch on a sewing machine…Still pretty but wouldn’t have taken anywhere near the hours of work as my favorite.
I enjoyed the flowers around the house as I sat and visited with the ticket lady, Roberta.
Someone who caretakes the museum has a good eye for landscape design!
The Old Anderson House Museum
Mark returned with the money and we got to go inside the museum.
I believe this is a star pattern.
If you look at this back a ways, it almost looks like an optical illusion of lights and shadows.
This was in the courting room, but it had a covered wagon/western style theme.
See the hearts?
This is a sampler quilt, meaning it has a different traditional design in each block.
The president of the quilt guild said that this wall hanging was made by a woman who’s almost blind. She also used a book designed fabric for the turkey’s tail feathers. The book fabric was a challenge piece, meaning that the quilters had to think of some way to use it in a quilt.
This was the way another quilter used that book fabric.
This was a centennial wall quilt with a picture of the Old Anderson House Museum in the center.
I have heard of red and white quilts before, but I’ve never made one. This was a contemporary version.
I really liked this garden wall hanging.
Here is a detail of the garden wall hanging showing the machine quilting. It’s kind of sad to see the trend of women using sewing machines by themselves to quilt rather than getting together with other quilters around a frame to quilt by hand.
This was a tulip quilt. I believe the tag said it was in commemoration of the quilter’s trip to Holland.
Sweet! I could see this as a baby quilt.
I would have liked to see this flat.
This one has all my colors!
I loved this one that they draped over the table. It looks like a parquet floor, only prettier.
I think this is a “water color” quilt, meaning that the quilter blended the colors. I’d like to be able to do that.
This one uses a variety of quilt patterns too. I believe the center is called “Drunkard’s Path”. The frame around the center looks like “Flying Geese”. The next frame looks like a “Four Patch” design. I’m not sure what the next frame is. It kind of looks like a “Bear Paw”. I like how the quilter combined the patterns.
This is another wall hanging I would have liked to see laid out flat.
Besides the house, the museum has brought together a bunch of historic Door County buildings and they call it “Corner of the Past”.
The loom house.
The preacher’s house
A barn with an old mail sled, proving that nothing can stop the mail!
Someone carving walking sticks. He doesn’t fool me though. He’s wearing a modern watch!
Looking down the row of out buildings.
As well as the museum and the quilt show, there was also a farmers market.
We didn’t get to see and do everything we would have liked to because we had to go home and have lunch before our afternoon cleaning, but we enjoyed what we were able to see.
The photos are spectacular. I can’t tell you how many times I have taken farmer’s market photos and they have never looked as great as yours. It was such fun meeting you. Thanks so much for coming to the museum today.