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||Thanks to Barb Garretts note taking I know
that we saw 45 quilts at study group today! Did it seem like that many?
I had to count twice to make sure, but that's the real, true number.
There were lots and lots of red and green quilts and many other quilts
of all colors. I'll be able to report back in more detail after I get my
4 rolls of film developed tomorrow.
Barb, Kris, and Jan came the night before and we had a fun pajama
party. Sue was supposed to come Monday night as well, but didn't want to
leave North-Western Connecticut with the chance of power outages still
looming. She arrived this morning a few minutes after 10, stayed for
most of the session, and then turned around and left a few minutes
before 3 to avoid NYC traffic (and arrived home safely in land-speed
record time -- 2 1/2 hours. She gets the Devoted-Quilt-Historian prize
of the month!! Jan is staying a second night because her dear husband
(in Vermont) told her not to come home yet -- she wouldn't be able to
get up the driveway because of the lingering ice storm.
A total of 18 people attended today , and although we thought there
might not be enough chairs for all, (there were) it turned out that we
spent very little time actually in the chairs. Every time a new quilt
was spread on the table everyone jumped out of their chairs to gather
We had a wonderful visit getting to know the 8 newcomers to this new
group at lunch. Thanks to Donna for bringing the rolls, Liza for last
minute cole slaw, Donald for salad and balsamic dressing (and those
extra chairs), Nancy K for two (that's 2!) desserts, and Barb for her
breakfast coffee cake.
Tuesday, January 21st is our next get-together, weather permitting. I
hope you all can make it. We decided that at the January meeting,
because of the season and the possible on-set of cabin-fever, to look
especially at log cabin and house-block quilts. Of course we want to see
everything else you want to bring as well.
Here's the recipe for the barbecue sandwiches we had. A dear friend
has made this for years for New Year's day and we've always looked
forward to it. It is super easy and feeds a crowd. You start it cooking
the night before in your slow cooker or crock pot.
Pulled Pork Barbecue
4 lb pork shoulder blade roast (fresh pork butt) 2 onions, sliced 1
onion, chopped 5 or 6 cloves 2 cups water 16 oz bottle of your favorite
BBQ sauce salt and pepper
1. Place one sliced onion at the bottom of Crock Pot. 2. Stud pork
roast with cloves and season with salt and pepper. 3. Place roast in
Crock Pot on top of the sliced onion. Cover with the second sliced onion
and add enough water to fill Crock Pot two thirds of the way. 4. Cover
and cook on low 8-12 hours or overnight. 5. Remove roast. Remove and
discard cloves, bone and fat as well as any water, onions and grease
remaining in pot. 6. When meat is cool enough to handle, use a fork or
your fingers to pull it apart until the entire roast is shredded. 7.
Return the pulled pork to the Crock Pot. Mix in the chopped onion and
BBQ sauce and cover. Heat on high for 1-3 hours or until the onions are
Serve on large, crusty buns. Garnish with dill pickle spears and
thinly sliced raw onion Serve with coleslaw. Carolinians would put the
cole slaw on the pulled pork sandwiches..that's up to you.
Judy in Ringoes, NJ
Red Plaid delaine top and skirt from 1860's
Red and white applique quilt with sashing. Made from unfinished top
of blocks set on point, reset square with new red material for outer
Red and Green vintage Poppy and Pineapple block, 36" square,
Red and green sunflower, triple sashing, double pink
|MVC-058F 41 Rolling stone pattern quilt in typical Pa.
German colors with green centers having names embroidered on them
|medallion red star with large squares, chintz, crazy pieced
back in soft yellows and white. Pieced binding. 1830 - 40. Pillar print.
|Red, green, brown, basket quilting in outer border, initials
||Somerset county NJ red sampler with Broderie Perse, 1856
||9-block red and green Ohio or Western Pa. 3 cord quilting,
heavy quilting. Quilt done in black thread. 1851 MR - running stitch
| Christmas quilt "Wrapped Presents" made
|MVC-014F MVC-015F 7 Red and Green Berks County 1890 - 1905.
The green on the top has faded except where there are patches of residual
glue from the fabric labels this is still darker green. Dark
"neon" backing fabric
|MVC-032F MVC-033F 9 Applique baskets, running stitch
|Quakenbush Estate, Patterson NJ Irish Chain quilt with a
stems from vaseMVC-034F MVC-035F 10 Red and green quilt with vases,
incredible quilting, Western Mass. mid 1800's
|MVC-036F MVC-037F 11 Red and green 4-block quilt with
cheddar from upstate NY. Pink, red, green, cheddar.
||MVC-038F 12 New Jersey Applique, red, NJ and NY inked
sayings, 1849 - 6-Point compass circles, tulip corners, sashing
|MVC-039F MVC-040F 13 summer spread, Mass. Folky red and
cheddar, with flying geese
MVC-042F 14 Blue and Pink signature quilt from 1843. 25 blocks New Jersey
Newark and New Brunswick
|MVC-043F MVC-044F MVC-045F 15 applique sampler top, red and
green, 1850, signatures
||MVC-046F 16 Small motif sampler blocks quilt, Quaker dates
(e.g. fourth month instead of April). South Jersey
|| Silk quilt made from Quaker wedding dress Dark
green and lavender, huge. Each block has different leaf flower quilting.
Initials, 3 on top ELR, 3 on bottom RHR. Polished cotton backing.
Lone Star with broken points, reds restored in center, Hostetter
family, Willow Street
|MVC-029F MVC-030F 23 Oak leaf and reel, summer quilt, red
|MVC-027F MVC-028F 24 red and green pineapple applique, great
Baltimore album quilt made by Nancy Kerns to be
given to her daughter, 10 years in the making
|26 no photo Block, with chain stitch
|MVC-050F 27 Mary Manachee reproduction in progress, red and
green, at quilting stage
1985 red and green christmas sampler quilt
was on cover of QNM
||MVC-052F 29 Quilt made by her husband's grandmother,
red/green/white almost Irish Chain
|30 no photo . Same woman's good quilt, Holmdel, NJ, 11900 -
1910. Poor. Packed away in trunk. 49 patches with white solid block
||MVC-053F MVC-054F 31 Turkey tracks red and green and white,
bought on e-bay, from Hunterdon County NJ
||32 Rust and green flying geese border wild goose chase
38 1840's signature quilt, upstate NY, Saratoga, rose
wreath, red album block, interesting border
|34 Signature quilt, maybe New Jersey Shotwell
Quaker. Delicate applique, very NJ looking
|35 Quilt of all conversation print squares, dated 1887, with
|42 Bucks county squares on point quilt
baskets running stitches
mass summer spread
four block, upstate NY
NJ 1849 inked center
|MVC-048F MVC-049F 18 Family quilt Rose and Buds, NY,
Chain stitch embroidered