For every house is built by someone,

but the builder of all things is God.

Hebrews 3:4

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hickman County Quilt Show 2009

The Hickman County Quilt Show celebrates the rich history of quilts and their makers.
A group of women from the area started this show with the goal of gathering at least 1000 quilts made or owned by present or deceased residents. So far, they have shown more than 800 over the past 4 years. Each year the quilts are gathered, photographed and published in a book for the purpose of recording and preserving the county's history of quilts for future generations. I believe most of the quilts displayed were antiques, dating as far back as the 1800's.

Our day at the quilt show started with history lesson on Hickman County and quilting. I could have stayed and listened for the whole day.

Below: Cassaundra and her quilt she pieced together when she was 12-13 years old
and quilted this last year.
Below: My Farms and Barn quilt I made this year

Each quilt was displayed with a card describing the maker and the history of the quilt.
I forgot to take a picture of the information card on this one.

Below: One of my favorite quilt designs, the Dresden Plate

Below: One of the many quilts made from scraps and/or feed sacks.
Dutch Doll Quilt

Below: One of the modern day quilts displayed.
Mama's Cancer Quilt

Below: Having an appreciation for red and white quilts,
this was one of my favorites at the show.
According the information cards, I noticed most of the quilt makers
were hard working homemakers.

Below: Grandma's Flower Garden
I forgot to photograph the information card (Oops!)

Below: The Humming Bird Quilt

Below: Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Below: This was another of my favorites.
Log Cabin

Below: Another Double Wedding Ring

Sadly, next year will be the last. But we are hopeful someone will have the desire to continue the show and make it a Hickman County tradition. There were many more quilts but I was not able to stay long enough to photograph each one. When I first registered, I was not aware of how wonderful this show was going to be. Next year, my family and I will make it more of a priority and take more pictures.

Well, it's time to start on next year's quilt!

~ Christa ~


Camille said...

Christa ~ This is absolutely AMAZING!! I love the quilts you and your daughter did...what wonderful talent! Maybe I will have to get into doing that with my Emma...gotta keep somethings feminine around here with all these MEN! :)

Nadine said...

What beautiful quilts! Thank you for taking us along on the tour of quilts.


Lady Farmer said...

Oh, Christa ~ Aren't those quilts amazing? I love those older ones. The time that has gone into hand quilting each one is astounding! What precious heirlooms from the past and the new ones are in the making! I have a few quilts that I have started, but sadly, I never have finished any. I need to find my 'round tuit'! ;~}
How sad that next year will be the last show! Is this something you and your daughters and other quilting ladies could endeavor? Another quilting group, perhaps?
Your quilts and Cassaundra's are so lovely. Amazing that she pieced that one at such a young age! You are both such talented ladies!
Blessings, friend!
p.s. I especially love the Grandmother's Flower Garden ~ that was the first quilt I ever made ~ almost! Still needs the binding and a little more quilting at the edges.

Camille said...

Christa ~ You linked up to the blog party! Yaay!! Welcome to the party.

Christa said...

Lady Farmer,
Do you have the desire to finish one of your quilts?
Sometimes, just working on one a little here and little there is the best way to finish.
Do you think we will ever see a post on your blog about your quilts? Maybe a picture or two?



Linda Stubbs said...

Hope you are enjoying the party!!!

I really like the quilts that you and your daughters did. Beautiful!!! I love the red and white one also. I just love two color quilts. They are my favorite!

Well enjoy your precious daughters, I just love doing things with mine. They are so helpful to myself and their daddy.

Well enjoy your blog! Very pretty!
Blessings, Linda

The White Way of Delight said...

I LOVE to quilt... Your quilts look beautiful! :) So much work went into them.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I just love quilts. These are so gorgeous! I made a few before I had kids, kept all the stuff just in case I ever start up again.

Thanks for joining the blog party!

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Looks beautiful Cassaundra ~ and love the barn quilt Christa!! I'm just gonna have to move out there so we can work out that quilt show together!!! Love ya'll, Mary

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Oh, I just love quilts! Very pretty!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

I'm coming over from Michelle's blog party. So nice to meet you. Those were some beautiful quilts!

Miss Jen said...

Dearest Christa~
Oh my... what delight! :)
It is such a JOY to meet
a new kindred spirit!
How exciting to come to your
lovely blog and see quilts,
upon quilts!! I am a BIG quilter
and have great passion for the
art! I will be back to visit
your lovely blog indeed!

With Much Love~ Miss Jen

Thank you for your comment
on Blessed Femina! :)
You will have to let me know
how your Dutch Almond Cake
turns out!!!! :>)