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Make a Civil War Quilt

Since I love vintage quilts and am also a Civil War buff, it was a delight to discover this display at the Davenport, Florida quilt show. Here’s their vendor’s booth at the show.

The Worn Threads display at the Davenport, Florida quilt show.

The Worn Threads display at the Davenport, Florida quilt show.

You can order their quilt kits online. They take special care selecting the fabrics with the right colors and feel for the 1860 era. You can see the results look fabulous. Instant heirloom to pass along in your family.

Make your own authentic looking quilt with a Worn Threads kit. It will look like your great-great grandmother made it during the Civil War.

Make your own authentic looking quilt with a Worn Threads kit. It will look like your great-great grandmother made it during the Civil War.

If you’re interested in history or genealogy, check out my blog: Finding Your Civil War Ancestor.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2014 in Civil War, Crafts

 

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Quilt Show in Davenport

Anticipating a pleasant hour or two of admiring quilts, I set off for Davenport, Florida. Sure wish I’d allowed more time. The show closed at 3 pm and I had to hustle to see everything in the 3 and a half hours that I was there.

They set up the quilts in four buildings in the old downtown so you’ll go to City Hall, the Community Building, a church and a school. It’s an easy walk between those or you can catch a ride. Several volunteers with golf carts shuttled between the venues.

Pause a moment to admire the vintage architecture - Davenport City Hall.

Pause a moment to admire the vintage architecture – Davenport City Hall.

Go early enough to have lunch. Among the craft booths behind City Hall, you’ll find a food vendor providing a lovely lunch. It’s a croissant sandwich with chicken salad that includes walnuts and I think, apples. With it comes a choice of cole slaw, pasta salad or trio potato salad (includes 3 kinds of potatoes). The dessert with the lunch was a pear half with a filling that wasn’t whipped cream or cream cheese, but a sauce of some sort topped with a cherry. A soda comes with the lunch and it’s $12. You can eat at picnic tables overlooking the small lake.

Here’s a sample of the quilts you’ll see:

Intricate quilt design at the Davenport Quilt Show.

Intricate quilt design at the Davenport Quilt Show.

Peacock design quilt at the Davenport Quilt Show.

Peacock design quilt at the Davenport Quilt Show.

You can take a quilt to have it evaluated by a professional quilt appraiser. There are two prices depending on if you just want a verbal appraisal or a written appraisal. The appraiser was Ken Gleason of Orlando.

The quilt appraiser with my 1880s or 1890s silk quilt.

The quilt appraiser with my 1880s or 1890s silk quilt.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2014 in antiques, Birds, Crafts

 

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