Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coverlet Collection ~

Dear friend Wink has been collecting antique coverlets, mainly from Ohio, for many years.  I stitched this coverlet design for her in 1986 so she was collecting for at least several years before that. 

There is at least one coverlet on just about every chair.  They are also hanging on the wall, tucked in baskets, etc.  

The majority of her coverlets have a corner block.

This coverlet was purchased a couple years ago at an antique mall.  It was labeled a wool blanket and I think she said she paid $9.95 for it.  I'd say that was the buy of a lifetime!


If you are ever in the Bedford, PA area, be sure to visit the The National Museum of the American Coverlet.  You can read about my visit with Wink here.  There are exciting things happening there during the month of September.  The following information is from the Woolley Fox website.  (I just did a copy/paste and that's why it looks so funky and I don't know how to correct it.)

         September 1 – 28, 2013

Coverlet Museum Rug Show – Bedford, Pennsylvania

During the month of September, hooked rugs from around the country will be on display alongside the coverlets at the National Museum of the American Coverlet.  The history of hooked rugs is as varied as the history of coverlets. Both were used to dress up simple decor and add a splash of color.  And both are now coveted as a true art form and symbol of American life in the late 19th century.   The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.  The rug show will be available to the public through museum admission.

September 24 – 27, 2013

Rug Workshop with Barbara Carroll

Respected primitive rug hooking instructor Barbara Carroll will conduct a three-day rug workshop at the Coverlet Museum in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Workshop dates and times are:
Tuesday, September 24th from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday, September 25th from 9 am to 3:30 pm (lunch provided)
Thursday, September 26th from 9 am to 3:30 pm (lunch provided)
Friday, September 27th from 9 am to 12 pm (lunch provided)
Students will hook one of over fifteen new rug patterns inspired by American woven coverlets and designed by Barbara Carroll along with Keith Kemmer. These patterns will be introduced at the Coverlet Museum in conjunction with the rug show, work shop, and hook-in. 

***All net proceeds from the rug workshop and hook-in as well as Barbara’s instructor fees will be donated to the Coverlet Museum.  

In addition, all net proceeds from the coverlet inspired rug patterns will be an on going benefit for the Museum.

September 27 – 28, 2013

Hook-In and Silent Auction at the Coverlet Museum, Bedford, Pennsylvania

Beginning on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, hookers and fiber enthusiasts will come together for friendship and an opportunity to purchase awide selection of fiber-related merchandise from a variety of vendors. Watch our web page for photos of the silent auction rugs.  The hook-in on Saturday morning starts with an 8:30 am check-in and will continue from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Access to the museum’s coverlet collection and rugshow, lunch, and vendors is included with registration. The newest Woolley Fox coverlet rug patterns will be unveiled….see this wonderful new project.The proceeds of these fabulous new designs will be donated to the National Museum of The American Coverlet.

Unfortunately I can't make it for the workshop or hook-in, but I hope to make a quick trip to visit the rug show.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will share a few more coverlet pictures in my next post.
Pug hugs :)


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Awesome collection and what a find for $9.95

Holly Hills Primitives said...

What a fantastic collection! Thanks for sharing, Dawn

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What a wonderful collection they are all beauties! Thanks for sharing them :)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lauren, that is a beautiful collection of coverlets, never see any up here.....thanks for sharing, Enjoyed,, Francine.

Saundra said...

Your stitchery piece made for Wink is awesome! She sure has a coverlet museum of her own for sure.


Cathy G. said...

Thank-you so much for sharing Wink's fabulous collection of coverlets! I love old coverlets! I have pieces of old one's that I cherish! The sampler that you stitched for her is wonderful!
One day maybe I can make it over to your historic area and take in some of the fun things to do and see..... would love to visit that show!
Cathy G

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I loved seeing the coverlets. They are what made me want to become a weaver. The Coverlet Museum in Pa is on my have to do soon list! I would love to be able to go during the rug hooking exhibit. That would make it double special!
Thank you are the great pics.

Julia said...

Thanks for the show of coverlets. I have a collection that I use year round but they are not old although they are getting older and some day they willbe old.

Have a great weekend,

Farm Girl said...

I love coverlets and long ago I wanted to collect them. Then I saw how much they cost. That one she found for 9 bucks is incredible. I would love to go to something like that. Thanks for showing these photos I loved looking at each one as it is just a timeless piece of art.

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a beautiful collection! The stitched piece is a beauty, too.
(I haven't forgotten about the spoons, just having trouble making up my mind.)

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Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

I just love coverlets. What great history all in the warmth of a blanket. Oh the pics were beautiful. Every one of them. Thanks for sharing. ~Nan

Patti said...

Wow! What stunning coverlets! Especially your cross stitched one :) a coverlet for $9.95?!?! I think that I would have fainted on the spot! I only have a few pieces of coverlets, but I cherish them. Would love to visit the coverlet museum someday...
Blessings, Patti