Sunday, July 30, 2017

CCS and Some Old Slow Stitching

I added some more cross stitches to my snowman project this week. The above picture shows how it looks now.  There was a fair bit of progress since I last posted about his project...

I will be working to the right of this section next.

Yesterday, my MIL and I went to a Canada 150 quilt show at the Lambton Heritage Museum near Grand Bend, Ontario.  They had quite a few quilts from Lambton County, all of which included a lot of hand stitching. I picked out a few to show today for Slow Sunday Stitching.  This first one was made for Canada's 100th birthday and includes many signatures which are all hand embroidered.

Here is a close up of one of the blocks.

There was a second Centennial quilt which included more embroidery signatures.

The signatures are not obvious in most of the blocks until you take a closer look.

This signature quilt was made by the ladies of Bethel Church.  I was quite impressed by the embroidered picture of the church in the middle of the quilt. 

The person who did the embroidery spent many hours working on this!

Of course, there were a few hexie quilts too.  This one was my favourite--it was made in the 1930's.

Here is a close up--those are very small hexies!

My MIL is not a quilter but enjoyed seeing all of the quilts and hearing my explanations of how they were made. If you have a chance to go to see this exhibit, it is well worth the trip!


  1. Oh! How I wish I was close by so I could see these works of beauty! The embroidered quilts are so beautiful and inspiring! I wonder how big those little hexies were? Thank you for sharing!

  2. Your snowmen project is so sweet! Great pics of the antique quilts - thanks for sharing.

  3. Your snow people x stitch is growing! The quilt show looks amazing, they are works of art!!

  4. I enjoyed seeing these wonderful quilts! That church embroidery is amazing! Then I started feeling sad about there won't be many more of these kinds of wonderful historical art pieces made by church ladies.

  5. Your snowman stitching is so cute! Thanks so much for giving us a little virtual tour of the quilt show. Hope you and your MIL had a wonderful time!

  6. The snowmen are so cute! That's a lot of stitching! Thanks for sharing the quilts. All of them are amazing.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing these quilts - I love all that hand embroidery.