Sunday, November 14, 2010
Rachael Kinnison's "History's Humble Servant"
In Colorado there lives a special person with a love of antique reproduction folk art. She is a busy lady with a lot of family responsibilities, who finds time to oversee her Lady's Repository Museum and fashion 18th and 19th century inspired hand-sculpted mache dolls, among other things. For several years, we have watched as she completed block after block of exquisitely needle-turned Baltimore Album applique. Her finished masterpiece (finalist category) was one of many Baltimore Album quilts at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this year. She has stitched many blocks which have not appeared in other quilts, and one has to really admire the extreme effort it took to add the sashing with the mini-dog-tooth pieces--all appliqued in place. You can read her comments as she worked out the final challenges with this wonderful quilt on her personal blog. Thanks for all the inspiration you have given us over the years, Rachael! (Click here for closer view.)