Friday, June 10, 2011

I Saw an Old Quilt

Vacationing in Montreal this week, and I got to see a truly vintage quilt!


Snapped a few photos myself (without flash), but here is a much better image from the McCord Museum showing the oldest surviving patchwork quilt in North America! It was stitched in 1726.

Yes, 285 years old! Can you imagine one of your quilts still being in one piece after all that time? Say, until the year 2296? An incentive to use quality thread. 

In other news, I'm loving Quebec! Street cafes, pretty buildings, nice people willing to speak English to a non-French-speaker, and great food. We spent a few days in Montreal, and are now in Quebec City for a long weekend to avoid the Formula One race and crowds (hotels were pretty much sold out by the time we booked).

Excited that this will be in my mailbox when I arrive home!

Crafty Link Love

Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world
This week at Craftside there are two chances to score yourself copies of cooking and crafting books just by leaving a comment, a free eyeglass box template, along with a "ransom type" quote embellished mirror, step-by-step comic drawing and inside peeks into Astounding Knits! in honor of World Wide Knitting Day (this Saturday). 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a tutorial for the Crafter's Companion this week.

Beading Arts
Copper tubing makes wonderful copper beads! 

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Here’s a cute idea for personalized ceramic wedding favors. If you don’t want to buy the dye sublimation equipment yourself, find someone who already has it. 

Aileen's Musings
Aileen offers you a printable Dad banner for you to download and make for the dad in your life!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
An interview with Jema "Emilly Ladybird" Hewitt, author of Steampunk Emporium along with a fun gear and Swarovski crystal earring project. 

Cross Stitch at About.com
Fans of variegated flosses and newbies will both find helpful information in these tips for using it. Also, be sure to vote in the poll!

Crafty Princess Diaries
And the knitting goes on as Tammy graduates to smaller knitting needles.  





3 comments:

  1. So glad your trip to Montreal went well! I will have to check out that quilt at the McCord Museum!

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  2. So happy that you're enjoying Quebec City! It's a little bit of Europe right here in North America.
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