Wisconsin Quilt Study Group
WQSG Retreat, September 16-18, 2011
Coordinators: Maribeth Schmit & Nancy Kunst Smith
I was pure heaven to spend the weekend with Merikay Waldvogel. The documentation evidence for her identification of quilts is amazing. By putting the timeline of the historical documents along with fabrics and styles of quilts reinforced and solidified our present beliefs in our own personal competencies, as well as gave beginning quilt identifiers a solid foundation to build upon.
On Sunday, Merikay shared her experiences while writing Patchwork Souvenirs of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair with Barbara Brackman. Some of the stories of quilt discovery as well as the scandal surrounding the Sears quilt competition including the "Century of Progress Exposition" quilts and their makers.
Sylvia brought quilts from the museum on Sunday for us to look at. Some very gorgeous, interesting quilts.
IT WAS GREAT!!! :) Wish you could have been with us.
We were trying to help eliminate some expenses and supplied most if not all of the quilts we viewed throughout the weekend. Imagine that. :)
Below is as good as could be documentation of the quilts we viewed and the remarks that were made.
Please share our delight when reviewing our photos below.
Pictures of Quilts
studied can be found using the links below:
(We sure took enough pictures!)