Monday, January 23, 2012

Bed Turning in Birmingham, Michigan - Update

Yesterday was the Quilter's Tea at the Birmingham Museum. WOW, what a day! The tea was fabulous, complete with crust-less egg salad and cucumber sandwiches, fresh fruit, brie, crackers and yummy, yummy scones and sweets. I did "The Briefest History of the American Quilt" and then out came the quilts. We saw quilts from the Museum's collection and show and tell from the participants. I bet we saw over 30 quilts including a pristine 1850s Quaker album quilt from the Washington DC area; a fabulous 1840s framed medallion broderie perse baby quilt top; an 1890s silk hexagon with petal border, where each pedal was individually bound in a coordinating fabric; and much, much more. I was too busy to take photos, but I'm happy to say Tim Latimer from Tim Latimer-Quilts, etc. blog took lots. Check out his blog here: . I've been following Tim's blog for a few months now. He buys quilt bits and tops on eBay and finished them with fabulous hand quilting, appropriate to the piece. I also got to me Lisa at Stray Threads blog

Thank yous are in order:
Leslie Pielack, Executive Director of the Birmingham Historical Museum who pulled this fabulous day together
The volunteers at the museum for helping make it happen and for the door prize, a reproduction quilt!
Everyone who came to support the museum and the quilts
And to Tim for documenting the day.

And now for a quilt.....

I brought this Civil War era Nine Patch to the Birmingham
Historical Museum for show and tell.

Till next time.....Happy Quilting


  1. I am so glad I read this post and thanks for the link to Tim's blog. I saw one of his quilts on Ebay once and his work is fantastic. I didn't write down the name and have been trying to remember him for a year. Yay, he's found!

  2. Hi Beth
    Thanks for the link!
    And Taryn...Im glad to be found!

  3. Sounds like a great day...and love the quilt you show!

  4. Sounds like you had a great time, Beth (and you said nary a word, last night!). Loved seeing the quilts on Tim's site.

  5. Thanks for the link, Beth. It was a fun time, wasn't it, and I loved your presentation. It was nice to finally meet you!