Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Textile Heaven

I love textiles...vintage tablecloths, embroidered pillowcases, bedspreads and quilts. Even my dishtowels are some from the 60's that I found on Ebay a couple of years back. I just enjoy the colors and the feel of them. So when the opportunity arose to make the 3-hour trek to Valley City, ND for a quilt show last Saturday, I jumped...took a shower, got dressed and packed lunch in 40 minutes flat. You have to jump on these opportunities when they arrive!

The Barnes County courthouse had 3 floors, including the hallways and the banisters, of quilts, quilts and more quilts. Incredible.
I especially liked the one above. It was all "Woodland Creatures" and had about 12 different animals, including a skunk!
And this one was wonderful because of the texture: the "stars" were all done in a striped chenille.

We then visited a little antique shop that we have found before, and entered again what I call "Textile Heaven", a little nook upstairs with a very low ceiling that is filled with tablecloths, doilies, bedspreads, pillowcases and blankets. I touched everything. And then found a white on white chenille "dots" bedspread for $6.25...without a stain on it!

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