Textiles and the Triplett Sisters

Open Access to Masterpiece Quilts!


About a year ago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art started an “open access” to all of the high-resolution imagery of the over 375,000 public domain works. Previous to this new policy, if I wanted to use an image from the museum, I would need to file a form and usually pay a fee. It made the use of the images difficult for most, impossible for many. This new policy for art appreciators, researchers and in particular quilt or textile lovers is an amazing gift. Textiles are fragile and exposure to light or even moving the textile shortens the life span. Because of the fragility of textiles, most are not on display and research is granted only to a few. However, because of the new access to images, we can all take advantage of seeing textiles and...
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Baltimore Album Quilts Were Pre-Cuts!


There have been some interesting comments and discussions about the Triplett Sisters Friendship Quilt as a pre-cut fusible. Since the Poos Collection and our business is known for antique quilts and teaching workshops of historic methods, it was a surprise to some. Many comments have been simply expressing puzzlement, but some of the comments have been more in the disdain or even angry at our betrayal of this wonderful 1856 Huguenot Friendship Quilt. This made me wonder how many people were aware that the beautiful, amazing, and revered Baltimore Album Quilts were available as pre-cuts. Gasp! Yes, it is shocking I know, but those blocks were available for purchase as pre-cut shapes and in some cases pre-basted onto background fabric squares. Be still my heart! As early as the 1850s, there were pre-cut kits available! If...
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Happy Adventures 2018!


I can’t believe its 2018 already! I’ve spent last month confirming contracts and dates, so I know it is 2018, and yet? I completely understand the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun.” We have lots of fun planned for you in 2018! We aren’t even two weeks into the New Year and look what is going on...I was a guest designer for the first block of a scavenger hunt quilt. If you haven’t checked the quilt out yet, simply follow this link. Besides the scavenger hunt quilt, our Block of the Month Friendship Quilt continues. If you are interested in joining us for our BOM, simply follow this link and be sure you sign up for our Facebook page Triplett Sisters BOM here . This week I’ve been working with the Texas Quilt Museum to...
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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth! Happy New Year! May 2018 be the best year yet!
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2017 Quilt Market is History!


Each year before the witching hour is upon us, the annual Quilt Market takes place.  It is the show for professionals in the field and requires credentials to get into the exhibition space and to the vendor area.  Attendees receive a sneak peak of new releases in fabric, tools, and books.  Kay and I were very pleased to have our book “Pioneer Quilts: Prairie Settlers Life in Fabric – 30 Quilts from the Poos Collection” included in the new releases.  It meant demos, book signings, and schoolhouses…Oh My! Also, a few of the antique quilts from the book Pioneer Quilts are in a Special Exhibition at both Quilt Market and Quilt Festival.   This means you have the opportunity to see 25 of the quilts from the book in person.  The exhibition also includes 5 contemporary quilts...
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