QUILTS and sewing collectibles - antique and vintage for every taste and budget.
Brenda is an avid quilt collector, a quilter since 1968, an appraiser specializing in 19th century quilts, and a National Quilting Association certified quilt judge since 1985.
A good friend,Vicki Derenick, convinced Brenda to join her efforts to get a few ladies together to form a quilting group to share ideas, patterns and be a resource to other quilters. The result was the KEYSTONE QUILTERS, NQA chapter #216, whose first meeting was in September 1983 in the historic Burgess Foulke House in Quakertown, PA.
She specializes in hand piecing, applique, and quilting, and has taught classes in these techniques. An author of a beginner's manual in quiltmaking, she is also working on researching World War I era RED CROSS quilts. This effort was prompted by her acquisition of a 1918 signature quilt made in honor of Company C 166th Infantry from Ohio.
* Suggestions and tips on extending the life of your treasured quilts through repair, cleaning, and restoration
* Connect with other antique and vintage quilt lovers
* Quilts, quilt tops, and sewing collectibles for sale
* Dating quilts and fabrics
* Quilt appraisals
* Provide a site where you can let others know about your favorite quilt shops
* Ask questions, share ideas and skills with other quilters
* Links to quilt shows and quilt related services
Congratulations to the KEYSTONE QUILTERS's members who placed in the 2012 KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL's quilt contest in Kutztown, PA.
Lynn Lentz 's Byrne BOM "Celtic Garden Sampler" won 1st over all - BEST OF SHOW- Her sister, Connie had both a 4th and 2nd place ribbons.
* For you non-quilters, BOM stands for BLOCK OF the MONTH - a favorite way to get patterns, and sold in many quilt shops and fabric catalogs.
The absolutely stunning wholecloth featured on Kutztown's website was another 1st place winner from a KQ member.
AND " BLUEBIRD IN THE NINE PATCH" the guild's entry in the Guild Category, was the 1st place winner. WOW !!!!!!!!
To see the quilts, go to www.kutztownfestival.com/2012quilts.shtml