Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Presidents

In honor of President's Day here in the U.S. I thought I'd share some of my collected Washington and Lincoln fabrics, quilts and china -

This is a quilt I designed, but never made-


Fabric I haven't used yet, but Love!


A GW silhouette


A GW sugar bowl


A wonderful little doll quilt from my friend Mary C. in 2008.
(it's about 8" x 12")


Lincoln S&P shakers


 I love, love red transferware dishes -



Best Plate ever -


A pillow-


A little Lincoln reading -


A chair I recovered -


Remembering Abe, which has been accepted to the 2012 AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster, PA.


A GW nine patch quilt that I have started and is on hold at the moment.


The back of a little quilt I sent to Sheila.


Believe it or not, there is more, but that's enough for today.  I love the history of these 2 great Presidents.

Happy Birthday Abe & George!
xo

33 comments:

  1. Wow! Thank you for helping me get into the mood of the day. You have an amazing collection there. Congratulations on getting into the AQS show! How exciting!! I love your up and coming 9 patch too. Those specks of white really make it sparkle.

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  2. Holy Cow! Those are some awesome collectibles Barb. I LOVE those Washington fabrics -- how fun.

    And Congratulations to Abe -- how exciting that he'll be in the quilt show this year!

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  3. OH my goodness - thank you for all the wonderful visuals! I'm a huge fan of toile of any variety and medium. Congratulations on having your Remembering Abe quilt accepted for AQS 2012; can't wait to see more of the GW nine patch!

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  4. Great post! Not many of us could put together a president's day theme to this extent. I especially love the 9-patch. Congrats on Abe being in the Lancaster show. I'm excited that I will get to see it in person - going on a bus trip there on the 15th.
    I have to admit I haven't read that many books on the presidents, but I have 2 favorites. John Adams by David McCullough and Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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  5. I love your collection! I just finished a quilt using 8 yards of the George Washington fabric. I, too just loved George on it.
    http://www.qtailoredquilts.com/blog/e-pluribus-unum/

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  6. I can hear Marilyn singing now!
    What a great presidential collection. And big congrats on Abe's acceptance to the show....good luck!

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  7. Sweet! I love them both too and your collection is fantastic!!

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  8. What a wonderful collection you have!! Remembering Abe is such an amazing quilt and deserves to be in lots of shows! The nine patch quilt is so beautiful too.

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  9. I like your presidential collection. Some interesting items. I have cobalt blue stemware with George or Martha on them. They were put out by Avon several years ago and made by Fostoria glass, if I remember correctly. You need some. You can find them in antique shops.

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  10. Congratulations on having Remembering Abe accepted to the AQS Show!!! A wonderful achievement!! Good luck!

    A great collection.

    Love the toile on your chair.

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  11. That is quite a collection!! The book of Lincoln photographs is wonderful, isn't it? There is a lot of yardage of the black and white GW print. It was on sale online, and I laughed out loud when I saw it. The large scale of the printing wasn't evident on the website. I love it, though! Your 9 in 9 in progress is incredible; just love it! Congratulations on being accepted into the AQS Show. Prepare for another ribbon!

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  12. I don't know which part of your memorabilia collection I liked the most. You are a serious presidential groupie. Well done on entering your quilt AND being accepted.

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  13. How great for you that your Abe was selected for the show. I have some of the same fabrics you do, too.

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  14. Congratulations on getting accepted to AQS!!!
    Have you read "Mary" (Lincoln's wife)? Real good I recommend it highly.
    That little quilt is so wonderful, it really looks antique!!!
    I have never seen Abe and George china, I will have to keep an eye out.

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  15. Yay!!! Congratulations on the quilt accepted at the AQS Lancaster. I am so happy for you! I have not met any other quilter who is as passionate as you about our presidents in quilts. I think your collection is worthy of a quilt museum.

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  16. Your collection is fabulous love those plates. Your Abe quilt is awesome and the nine patch you're working on looks really great too.

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  17. Wow, you have quite the collection -- very nice.

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  18. What an amazing collection, Barb! And congrats on your quilt showing at AQS.

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  19. That's an amazing collection! Congratulations to you and your quilt for being accepted into the AQS show too. You must be over the moon about that.

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  20. What a great collection. Abe and I share a birthday so I have a special place in my heart for all things Abe!

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  21. Sensational collection! Some great fabrics I've never seen. Very impressive.

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  22. LOVE that little log cabin quilt~!!~
    congrats on your acceptance into the AQS show. very well deserved~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  23. I love your presidents quilts Great fabrics on the cushion and. Oh that new fabric is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the quilts again and congrats on being accepted into the show

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  24. What an honor and well deserved the Abe quilt is one of my favorite quilts you have made. I will be looking forward to seeing a ribbon on it

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  25. OH MY!!! LOVE EVERYTHING!!

    OK...me and Goober dog are off to march around the yard with the American flag......wearing my Girl Scout sash.....carrying a Statue of Liberty souvenior!!!

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  26. Congratulations on the upcoming AQS Lancaster show, I can't wait to see the quilt in person.

    Happy Sewing

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  27. Wow, I had no idea there were so many Washington and Lincoln fabrics available! You have an awesome collection of GW & Abe stuff.

    I LOVE your GW quilt, but I think your Remembering Abe quilt is my favorite. Congratulations on getting into the AQS show!!

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  28. CONGRATS on Remembering Abe! Wish I could see in hanging at the show.

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  29. Congrats on the AQS show! I love reading your blog because it's so different than a lot of the "modern" quilt blogs I read, and this post is a standout, with all its presidential themes and treasures. I spent a year in DC with my husband a few years back and really fell in love with the history and the monuments, so exemplified by what you've shown us here!

    thanks--
    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  30. Congratulations on taking Abe to Lancaster! He'll be a hit.

    I love your start on the Washington 9-patch.

    You have assembled a wonderful presidential collection - wonderful fabrics.

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  31. What a fun collection you have!
    I REALLY like the brown GW quilt-in-progress. It has an antiques look to it.

    Congratulations on your quilt making the show. It's a show stopper to me! I just love the way you've layered Abe over the background in the center. It really draws the eye in.

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  32. Way amazing post on your presidential collection! Love all of it! Will be cheering for you to win big in the quilt show.

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  33. Wow! How did I ever miss seeing this post? i loved every bit of it. I love all history, but am especially fond of Abraham Lincoln. Your quilts are wonderful. I have that complete set of brown and white china. with accessory pieces. I bought them in 1976 when they produced them for the bicentennial. I've never known anyone else who had them. They are always on display in my hutch and I use them for all special occasions and company. Did your quilt win in Lancaster? I hope so. I had that same GW fabric and made a tribute quilt for him that I hang in the high school media center during February every year. Kindred spirits, me thinks!

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