Category Archives: Quilt History

Historical Interest & New Books for the Library


The library will have four wonderful books to add. American Patchwork Quilt: This book has the quilts in the Spencer Museum in Lawrence, Kansas. It contains pictures of some of the most wonderful quilts every made! One of my favorites is the Orchid Wreath quilt made by Rose Frances Good Kretsinger. As an extra the text is also in Japanese. World War I quilts and World War II Quilts by Sue Reich who is one of the best quilt historians […]

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Ver Mehren Lone Star


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          A bit of a history lesson for those who attended the afternoon meeting in April and May. Fran Borhart showed us a Lone Star quilt made with Depression Era pastels. She let me take a closer look at the polished cotton fabrics. I did a bit of research and realized her Lone Star was a design made by Hurbert ver Mehren. I brought my Lone Star and it was agreed that the two quilts were […]

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