Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NJ History and an Incredible Quilt

NJ has a rich history in iron and glass-making. A virtual tour of the restored Village of Batsto can be found here:
http://www.batstovillage.org/
Owners and managers lived in the village in the 1700s and 1800s, and this very large quilt was salvaged during a fire. It is now behind glass in Batsto's small museum which we visited (again!) a couple days ago. Every time I view this quilt, it literally "pulses". Try to picture cutting all those pieces without a Go cutter, or even a rotary cutter!

4 comments:

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this photo, Barbara. I truly cannot imagine how someone can make such a beautiful quilt, even in today's modern world. When this one was made, there was probably only candlelight and needle and thread. Amazing.

Penny said...

Hmm try to picture a 'husband' sitting there cutting all that fabric into those small shapes!!! *smile*. Its a lovely quilt and the colors are quite vibrant.

The Other Barb said...

Truly a beautiful quilt! Love the history behind it too.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am with you...seeing hand cut pieces probably hand sewn into this beautiful quilt is very inspirational! Thank you for sharing the beauty! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart