Loose Threads: Patriotic Quilts at the Rotary

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Patriotic Quilts at the Rotary

Here are just a few of the antique display in Paducah at the Rotary building.  I think out of all of the places that we stop on our bus tour, this place is my favorite.  Besides the antique quilt display, the Hoffman Challenge quilts are in this building.  And, of course there are vendors.  

The exhibit this year was Piecing American History Together One Stitch at a Time.  This quilt looks like hexagons, but look at the next photo.  


They are yo-yos that are sewn together.  



I always love looking at red, white and blue quilts.  


This is a pretty simple pattern with large pieces, but the red and white striped fabric really makes it pop.

This quilt didn't quite fit with the red, white and blue theme.  It's possible that it may have faded over time.  


Here is a close up of one of the squares.  Could be that what appears to be black fabric is really navy.  






Here's a close up of the block.  It looks like a pinwheel surrounded by spools or bow ties.  



When the bus stops at the rotary, I am off of there like a shot.  This is where the Cherrywood booth is, and I always try and get there first to get one of these grab bags full of hand dyed goodness.  These pieces are nice for small blocks or a bit of applique' or even hexagons.  You can see I've already used some of the fabric.  I'll show you those blocks in another post.



I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!  


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

3 comments:

Uouo Uo said...

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Cheri said...

Luann, I have so enjoyed all of your Paducah posts!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Wow... just love seeing all those vintage Red/White/Blue quilts!
I too really enjoy the show & tell that you share with us on these visits.

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