Antique Quilts at Kentucky Museum

Kentucky Museum Antique Quilt Display

Kentucky Museum Antique Quilt Display

On my way to Paducah this year, I planned a visit to Bowling Green Kentucky and the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University.  The display of antique quilts is quite wonderful and well worth the stop.  These are photos I took during my visit  and are posted here with permission.

Blazing Sun circa 1855, by Temperence Ely Snodgrass.

Trapunto Detail

Trapunto Detail

This next quilt, an 1860  Pine Tree variation, is one that captured my attention.  I love small pieces and scrappy quilts.  Pine Tree Quilt, circa 1860

Detail of Pine Tree block

Broderie Perse quilt made from English Chintz by a bride who arrived here in 1800, but never quilted this top.  It was eventually tied and a border added by machine in 1875.

Broderie Perse quilt made from English Chintz by a bride who arrived here in 1800, but never quilted this top. It was eventually tied and a border added in 1875.

Mariners Compass, circa 1850

Mariners Compass, circa 1850

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Trapunto Detail of Mariners Compass Quilt

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2 responses to “Antique Quilts at Kentucky Museum

  1. Thank you for sharing. I LOVE older quilts. Kathy Aho

  2. Thank you for posting this. I live in Oregon and probably won’t make it there. Interesting that the Blazing Sun quilt has 11 rays not Ann even number. Again thank you.

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