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Tuesday, February 9th 2010

1:21 PM

Vintage Labels Quilt - Worth the Wait!...MOVED

24 Additional Thoughts.

Posted by pinky-a-gogo:

What a great story and wonderful quilt!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 4:46 PM

Posted by Jonathan:

Wonderful story and what a wonderful piece of domestic industrial folk art!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 4:49 PM

Posted by The Red Velvet Shoe:

I don't have time to read the whole post right now, but will be back to do so. What an amazing quilt, it should be in the Smithsonian!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 5:00 PM

Posted by Couture Allure:

I am in love. This quilt is incredibly beautiful! Thank you so much for this great story, Lizzie.
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 5:02 PM

Posted by Tina:

This is a beautiful quilt, I've never seen anything else like it!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 5:08 PM

Posted by Brenda:

Worth the wait is right Lizzie. This is such an inspiring story and the quilt is incredible. Bravo!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 5:17 PM

Posted by The Vintage Vortex:

How incredibly fabulous! Great reading and a great story!! I called my husband over to see as he loves quilts and he commented on how difficult if must have been to line up so many different size labels to make a perfect rectangle!! Amazing!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 5:55 PM

Posted by The Cosmic Cowgirl:

Ah! The elusive label quilt! So glad you discovered and shared its wonderful story!
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 7:20 PM

Posted by Sarah:

What a remarkable quilt, and how wonderful that you managed to track it down! I agree with The Red Shoes that it deserves to be in a museum.

Chris Kluge supplies a fascinating story about the history and production of labels, and it was a pleasure to read.
Tuesday, February 9th 2010 @ 11:05 PM

Posted by Cathy Hammond:

What a fantastic piece of history! Thank you for sharing this great American story and the fabulous one-of-a-kind quilt.
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 4:16 AM

Posted by Carrie:

What an amazing quilt--both a work of art and a piece of history! And what a wonderful story behind it (and the tale-spinner is rumored to look like George Cloooney? :P )

Thanks for sharing the results of your sleuthing efforts with us, Lizzie!
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 4:33 AM

Posted by Mod Betty / Retro Roadmap:

How wonderful! I could sit and look at those labels for days. So glad you shared the history and story with us all!
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 6:29 AM

Posted by Sue Barton:

Lizzie, this was such a fascinating read and what a treat to see pics of this quilt. Great story! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

:) Sue
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 7:31 AM

Posted by Susie Hurst:

What a fascinating quilt and story! Thank you so much for sharing this. I would love to see this quilt in person!:)
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 9:45 AM

Posted by Melody Fortier/Tangerine Boutique:

That quilt is a historical treasure!! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope it does make it into a museum.
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 10:02 AM

Posted by chris kluge:

I am very thankful for Lizzie tracking this fabulous creation of Mrs. Hobson's down, and for allowing me to relate a little of the history behind the labels Mrs. Hobson so beautifully put to use!

( ,,and thx to Miss Lizzie for going along with the bit about George Clooney... :) But all other parts of the story are TRUE... xx chris k
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 10:35 AM

Posted by Jeff Haubrich:

Thanks for sharing, not only great photos, but a history of Artistic Weaving and some family history.
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 12:46 PM

Posted by Woody Pumphrey:

Mrs."H" was also a great jig-saw puzzle solver! The First thing she would do is hide the box, so she wouldn't look at the picture. She never did the edge first, saying "that's cheating!". I have seen her do puzzles upside DOWN...it's no wonder(to me) this Quilt is so Beautiful because she certainly was! :)
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 1:26 PM

Posted by chris kluge:

Woody P... .you are RIGHT!! I forgot all about her puzzle capabilities... and, considering the 2 genius rascals she and Mr. H brought into the world..... well, she was definitely quite a human!
Wednesday, February 10th 2010 @ 8:48 PM

Posted by Lizzie:

I've really enjoyed everyone's comments. Woddy, thanks for sharing Mrs. H's extraordinary puzzle solving skills. It explains how she was able to sort out all those labels!

And a big thanks to Kate Mathews for putting this into motion!
Thursday, February 11th 2010 @ 8:32 AM

Posted by fleur anglaise:

Wow - what a tactile piece of history! I want one!:)
Friday, February 19th 2010 @ 12:54 PM

Posted by Laura Stokes:

nice site
Friday, February 19th 2010 @ 9:27 PM

Posted by lady kingdom:

Very nice blog here ...

Great post from you .
Monday, July 26th 2010 @ 2:19 AM

Posted by sara loughton:

That is the coolest quilt i've seen in awhile.
Wednesday, September 29th 2010 @ 11:28 AM