Quilts at Joseph Schneider Haus

The only thing almost as fun as quilting, is looking at other people’s quilts. I can never resist a quilt show or display.

I’m partial to antique quilts, in particular, and enjoyed walking through Joseph Schneider Haus this spring during their quilt festival display. You get to see some lovely antique quilts on display in this period home.

I really liked this quilt, which reminds me of the swirly hard candies my Mom used to buy at Christmastime. Somebody did a lot of careful handpiecing to make this beauty! Very pretty and colourful. It makes me think of the lines, “The children were nestled, all snug in their beds/ While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.”

I also love antique log cabin quilts, with the traditional red square in the centre of the block, to represent a fire burning in the hearth in the heart of the cabin. So I couldn’t resist snapping a shot of this lovely old log cabin quilt as well.

I’m not sure how I would do with the swirly piecing in the circle quilt, but a log cabin quilt could be a fun project. In this quilt, I like the really strong contrast of the bright red centre square and the muted “logs”.

I could imagine making a similar log cabin with flannel fabrics — really cozy and cuddly for a winter night, don’t you think?

More inspiration for future projects!


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