Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Velvet Tumbling Blocks Quilt Display

We currently have an antique quilt on display at the shop! It’s made out of velvet scraps from DeMoulin’s factory in Greenville, IL. It was machine pieced and hand finished in the 1930’s by a lady named Josephine “Josie” Minges, who worked at DeMoulin Bros. from 1912 to 1957. She specialized in banners and flags at the factory. This quilt sports a tumbling block design and is in great condition. Stop on by to see this wonderful piece of history! It will be on display here until the end of May.

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Paducah 2014

Hi Everyone!

You know, I’ve been going to the Paducah AQS Quilt Show every year since 2002 as a spectator and the last two years as a vendor.

The quality and the workmanship shown in the quilts never ceases to amaze me.  As a whole, quilters are creative lot.  One quilt displayed there had countless hours, thousands of yards of embroidery thread, and crystals.  The embroidery was all free standing lace that you could see through. It reminded me of freshly fallen snow just as the rising sun made it glitter like a million diamonds.

I also enjoyed the opportunity to see new ideas and products designed to make our quilting life easier.

At our booth for Stable Piecing, we had lots of friends and customers from our area in addition to shoppers from  all over the US, Spain, Brazil, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands—and I have probably unintentionally forgotten some.  Thank you, one and all, for stopping by our booth and becoming new customers or repeat customers.

Until next time,  VirginiaPaducah Booth