Saturday, July 07, 2012

Cheddar Saturday

It all began innocent enough.  A trip to Ye Olde Schoolhouse quilt shop.  A civil war reproduction and folk art heaven.  It was one of the Top 10 American Patchwork and Quilting Quilt Shops in 2010.  And on the way home a stop at Patched Works.  And I had just the place to have lunch in mind.  Well, while finding out how to get from the lunch spot to Patched Works I noticed that we would be driving right by the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts!  I knew it was in the same town as Ye Olde Schoolhouse, but since it is a ways from home I just never looked at a map to see exactly where it was.

Turns out it was right on the way from the Ye Olde Schoolhouse to our lunch spot!  And in checking out their web page I noticed the current exhibit that ends July 15th - "Cheddar Quilts"!  These quilts are from the collection of Carol Butzke a certified Quilt Appraiser.  I"ve seen lectures she has given before and I knew from them that she had the most amazing antique quilts in her collection.  So I HAD to see these cheddar quilts!  It didn't dissapoint!  I hope you enjoy just some of the quilts from the exhibit.

And look at the back of these 2 quilts!  Normally on old quilts you just expect to see a plain muslin fabric.  Baby - these backings would be exactly what I would want on the back of one of mine!  Aren't they gorgeous!



Tomorrow I"ll have more pictures of the barn that houses the museum and some other lovely quilts.

11 comments from wonderful readers:

Janet O. said...

Such beautiful, vintage quilts. Love them all!

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful place to visit and beautiful antique quilts.

Debbie

Karen said...

Oooh! The Sunburst is my favorite. Some precise piecing needed to make those blocks.

Lori said...

Lovely quilts! I'd love to see that exhibit!

regan said...

All of these quilts are fantastic! I couldn't pick a favorite! I love the half blocks on the Indianapolis quilt, and who knew that purple and cheddar could look so good on that Oak Leaf and Reel quilt. Yummy! I think I have a Lady of the Lake quilt in my very near future....this one is so inspiring! I love the trees and sunbursts, too, and that border fabric on the sunbursts is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all this quilty goodness!

Barb said...

thanks for posting this fabulous quilts!!! I love the colors of the first quilt, very unusual with that blue and red.
what a great exhibit - lucky to see these beauties in person!

Linda C said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures for the exhibition, especially for those of us, who won't have a chance to see them. LOVE the trees and lady of the Lake. Made over 250 foundation paper red and white 1/2 square triangles over the weekend. Hmmm!! Maybe l might hange my mind on what l am making!!

Karen said...

I am swooning...cheddar quilts are one of my all time favorites. I am so glad you got to stop and that it was so wonderful and exhibit. Can't even pick a favorite- love them all, thanks for sharing with us all!

Kathie said...

oh my they are beautiful wish I could have been there too! wow!!!!!! thanks for sharing with us....
I will be dreaming of cheddar quilts today thanks!!!!
Kathie

Loris said...

These are gorgeous! I especially love that first one. Really inspires some use of cheddar! Thanks for sharing these pictures. It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Libby said...

Great field trip - thanks for taking us along *s*