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My Best Quilt
by Carmon Henry

Nothing like being under the weather with fever and sickies.  I feel like I need to be doing something productive and yet just the thought of moving makes me close my eyes again.  But thanks to mobile phone technology I can at least type this blog post with my thumbs and share with you about my favorite quilt.

Several years ago a group of friends and I would venture to the Portland, Oregon Antique Show, held each year in July.  We would get early entry passes and hope for finding that fun collectible or early bird rare find.  One of my friends found a Singer Walking Presser Foot #160741 in a box of junk for $5.00!  (She didn’t know what she had till we got home!)

Anyway, one of things we all tried to find was that really special quilt…. we would stay for three days and each day we would all look for our own vintage quilt.

Mine was found on the last day.   It wasn’t really a bargain but the colors, the style, the intricate hand piecing and quilting were nothing short of beautiful…. and we believe it was made in the 1930’s to 1940’s.  The gentleman I bought it from didn’t have any history with it, unfortunately, but I can only imagine that this was a prized quilt of someone at some time.  The pattern is called Trip Around the World, or a Postage Stamp Quilt.

The Quilter knew her colors and carefully chose how she blended the prints.  So, on this day of being sickly, I am enjoying my favorite quilt… being cozy and covered underneath it makes me feel better somehow – and it makes me stop and enjoy a lovely piece of history, one stitch at a time.