VINTAGE APPLIQUE QUILT KITS – PART 1

Shown above is Paragon #01188 Garden Bouquet – this kit is a double/queen and is factory sealed – in pristine condition and ready for your loving handwork. The colours have been updated in this early 70’s design to reflect current trends in home decorating and  are once again popular colours today. Coming in an off white background fabric and applique done in green and blue this kit when completed will make a lovely statement in your home!

PRICE: $425USD plus postage $35USDpayable by Paypal or by personal cheque inUSD – tracking and insurance always included

Above is another beauty from Paragon. Ths time it i

s an early one from the pre – WW2 period – prior to the United States’s entry in 1942. It is ” Wild Rose”  a wreath design. There is little remaining to do in this beautifully appliqued quilt top – you will add the final touches of embroidery and then will be ready to sandwich the top and beign hand quilting!

This particular design is not available anywhere I have been searching for it and I have concluded that it was a design whose manufacture was cut short with few having reached consumers.

This lovely design will be unique when displayed in your home. In addition the original owner had everything she was using to work on the quilt stashed in a vintage shirt box and the contents are in themselves fascinating – a window into the the past!! All contents will be included for you to enjoy!

PRICE: $425USD plus postage of $35USD – payable by Paypal or personal cheque in USD. Tracking and insurance always included.

Above is pictured the very lovely Paragon American Glory #01147. This kit was designed and marketed in the lead up to the celebration of the American Bicentennial in 1976. The date of availability starts someyi e in the late 1960’s.

The colours are the clear, vibrant calico prints being sold during the 60’s and 70’s that were compatible to those available in the late 1800’s.

This kit is available in two forms – one with a dark green calico and one with a lighter green – I have both – the light green has been opened and started while the darker green is still factory sealed.

Your choice!

PRICE: $425USD plus $35 USD for postage

Above is Bucilla’s Morning Glories #1886 – this quilt kit was current in the late thirties and early 50’s prior to rthe US entering WW2 in 1942.It is a beautiful design featuring the rich pastel solids so popular during

the late 30’s.   In its original box and unstarted the kit is pristine. I have not seen this kit in the secondary market for over five years.

PRICE: $425USD plus $35USD for postage

UPDATE: NOVA SCOTIA QUILTS IS NOW IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Souris Beach Prince Edward Island - the view from my deck

Soiuris Beach, Souris, Prince Edward Island - viewed from my deck overlooking the bay

Followers of Nova Scotia Quilts have been wondering  where I have gotten to.

I am most definitely still in business. I am settledin and living on thee edge  of the small community of Souris, in a lovely cottage  on the shore of Colville Bay in the east of the province. The view and the colours inspire me!

SOME WORDS ABOUT THE CURRENT MARKET IN VINTAGE QUILT KITS:

Over the last five years, it has become next toimpossible to source the earlier kits from the 30’s through to the late 70’s.

When they do appear on the secondary market they often have issues, and if not, are prohibitively priced.

Unfortuneately I have been unable to find any at allover the last three years. This does not mean however that my inventory is depleted and when I checked I found at least eighteen very desirable vintage applique quilt kits only a few of which have issuessuch as partial completion or missing pieces. Most are fresh and unstarted and some date to the late 30’s and early 40’s prior to the start of US involvement in WW2.

Over the bext two posts I will be showing these kits with current pricing and encourage you to act quickly on these treasures as it appears the market has moved o to the kits produced in the 80’s and 90’s as the boomers start to downsize. As my inventory shrinks
I doubt very much if I can replenish it so act now!

Stay tuned – more in the morning!

And remember that I have also got planned some popsts on my updated inventory of wholecloth kits and traditional cross stitch quilt kiys

Warm hugs – Janet

Pre-inventory sale!

If there’s one thing I hate doing it has to be inventory, so the logical thing to do is have a sale before I have to count and check and recheck.

Soooooo – if you’d like to get hold of two or more of my ‘gettoing scarcer”vintage kits, tell me your best price for each one you want and if I agree with ou – then the treasures are yours!

Get a group of gals from your quilt group together for even bigger savings – it pays to think big!!

This is an example of some of the rare and lovely cross stitch quilts I have by Paragon, Bucilla, Lee Wards, and several other makers

In addition I have many rare and lovely vintage applique kits such as the beauty below and of course I have a choice variety of wholecloth quilt kits in all sizes and your choice of ecru or antique white.

Below ios one of the loveliest wholecloth kits I have – it can be used as a tablecloth or drape it around your xmas tree next year – thin angead!

Basically all my pre-inventory stock is shown in back pages of this blog.I have been following the market and finding good items are hard to find and prices for all desirable vintage items have skyrocketed in the secondary market. Prices are volatile and getting more so – waatch for a coming soon article onn the issues in the secondary market for vintage quilt kits. And watch too for a special article on “waifs and Strays” once I have looked through my inventory.

Have a lovely early spring day – where I am we atre shovelling today!


I’ve Been Away Too Long!

This was the view of  orange trees from my shady

terrace in Panama last winter – my current view is

much colder – I have moved to a small town in Prince

Edward Island and my view is across a bay  on

the Gulf of St.Lawrence.

My move was not without excitement – among medical

emergencies and house renovations my old computer

crashed and I lost my complete stored inventory list

at the worst of times. I have just now gotten the list reworked so I now am ready

to do business again.

I am still at my old email address:

janet@novascotaquilts.com and still offer the largest inventory of vintage quilt kits in North America –  check my archives, stay tuned for bew postingsa coming soon and contact me for specific info about your wishist

I’m here again and ready to do business again!

Stay Warm! from Janet

Last Chance to order vintage quilt kits before next May!

I want to thank all my loyal customers who have placed so mny orders for vintage quilt kits during September. It seems there is going to be a whole lot of quilting going on this fall. And what a glorious fall it is turning out to be after a humid, sweltering and uninspiring summer!!
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AND NOW TO MY BIG NEWS!!!

This stay at home quilting lady is going to turn into a snowbird – and I will be spending the wintert, starting later in November in the lovely hills and mountains of Panama, above the Pacific coastal plain. Here it is rarely over 80 degrees and it is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers in general.

SO – I need to tell you that my online business will be on hiatus for the six months starting with November 15th!

What this means to you:

1) I will accept no new orders for my vintage quilt kits after the second week in November, and ALL payments must be received by the 15th November as that is the final shipping day

2) I will continue to answer emails with questions and will put holds on your wanted items, but no payment or delivery until the third week in May please.

3) I am available for advice and help anytime by email or by comments through my http://www.novascotiaquilts.com – my email remains the same janet@novascotiaquilts.com

4) ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Starting right now – if you buy more than one item from me, shipping will be free and in addition I will offer 10% off all merchandise purchased.

REMEMBRE: YOU WON”T BE ABLE TO PURCHASE ANY OF MY GREAT VINTAGE KITS FOR THE ENTIRE WINTER< SO STOCK UP NOW AT THESE GREAT PRICES>

ABOVE is a waterfall on a river near where I have rented a small house – a birdlover’s paradise and great for outdoor enthusiasts in general.

I’m hoping to start a few workshops on handquilting, handpiecing and needleturn applique using small group instruction wih a maximum of 6 people per group.

Below are two pictures of a selection of cushion sized wholecloth  squares I have chosen to take along with me – I will be kitting these up with backing, binding, Quilters’ Dream batting and YLI thread, along with a selection of Piecemakers quilting needles. Sound like fun?

Perhaps you’d like to order one of these kits and quilt along by email with the group on whichever day we end up meetimg?

Contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com –     the other workshop I’m thinking of is one I have always called barefoot quilting – no sewing machines,  no rotary cutters no glues or embellishments and minimal cost through tips on savvy shopping and internet use.  Just a needle, thread, a ruler and a pencil and scissors! Sound interesting? Lets talk about it – maybe a series of tutorials this winter on http://www.novascotiaquilts.com ?

BEST NEWS OF ALL!!! I had attemped to order this lovely kit which makes up into either a  40 inch in diameter tablecloth or which can be used as a tree skirt. It was back ordered and I recently tried to contact the supplier to see how things were shaping up – their site is disconnected and I fear they are toes up! That triggered a flurry of searching and I finally found a supplier who has, it appears, processed my order – so I am expecting two only of these lovely kits – preprinted quilt top, backing and binding to whch I can add batting and thread – and even a needle too! Contact me quickly – these two won’t last!

PRICE: CHRISTMAS WHOLECLOTH KIT _ YOUR CHOICE OF ANTIQUE WHITE OR NATURAL 40inches complete w backing and bimding $150USD + $25USD shipping = $175USD – specoify if you want thread batting and needle to get going right away on this beauty!

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RECENT ACQUISITIONS:

ABOVE is the gloriously retro “Snowflower” kit in double size and this time I lucked out – the floss kit comes with this one – in the beautiful aqua and lighter olive green that is so Mid Century. This kit will make a wonderfyl statement with your sleek Scandinavian and Eames style furniture and you’ll so enjoy working the embroidery and then handquilting it to make it truly your own heirloom!

PRICE “Snowflower” by Paragon in double/queen size complete with original Peri Lusta floss kit   $290USD + $35USD shipping w insurance and tracking = $325USD

And BELOW: I finally found another Bucilla Imari – this is a classic that has become very hard to find and is just the thing if you have a bedroom that is in a traditional style – can’t you see it offset by one or two pieces of lovely Imari export Japanese or English porcelain? Traditional and very lovely colours are listed for you to supply. No floss kit.

PRICE: Bucilla IMARI double/queen in 100% cotton percale  $225USD + 30USD postage, insurance and tracking/

CONRTACT ME: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to put a hold on these items and arrange for purchase. I am happy to accept personal cheques in USD, International Postal MoneyOrders. again inUSD; or will send you a Paypal invoice on your request.

REMEMBER!! I will not be shipping or accepting payments during the winter months, but if an item is in stock I will put a hold on it for payment and shipping after May 15/14

GET YOUR ORDERS OUT TO ME TODAY _ SHIPPING WILL CONCLUDE NO LATER THAN NOV 15 AND UNTIL THEN IF YUOU PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE ITEM,  SHIPPING IS FREE AND IN ADDITION YOU GET 10% off the price OF YOUR PURCHASES IF YOU BUY MORE THAN ONE ITEM!!

CHEERS!

Janet

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