Archive for October, 2008
United States. Fortunately, I have a stash that would supply me for several lifetimes, so I can forego purchases right now.
I will soon post many new listings of vintage quilt kits: Doublestencil, Progress/Tobin, Bucilla and Paragon. I have finished my inventory now and have a handle on my treasure trove!! After the Christmas rush I hope to start inventory on my vintage and antique quilt tops – there’s another great project I’m sure you’ll be interested in.
I know that a lot of collectors are searching for the vintage Progress/Tobin Tree of Life quilt kit. This kit is not the newer one using polyester 50/50 fabric. I have one ofthe true vintage kits – 100% cotton background and authentic period applique fabric. These kits are getting very hard to find and when they do show up in the secondary market the price reflects their beauty and rarity.
Here are several pictures of cross stitch quilt kits I currently have for sale.
The first pictire is of the thread kit that goes with the cs quilt kit “Americana Eagle” by Bucilla – the kit is a double, cut size is 90×103.This quilt kit was produced by Bucilla as a premium with saved purchase vouchers from 16 Mule Team Borax during centennial year – 1976 – I can only guess at how many boxes of Mule team you had to buy!!! Lol.
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all who will be celebrating this weekend! The weather here in Nova Scotia is ideal right now – my favourite season I think! For all of you who are planning a little drive this weekend to enjoy the peak autumn colours, may I suggest a stop at my quilt studio?
I have a remarkable selection of fine vintage linens, unique handknits; classic Nova Scotian Folk Art by such masters as Leo Naugler, Jean Marc Poirier and Donald Armstrong; and some very collectible vintage Suttles and Seawinds handstitched fashionwear. Of course, my main orientation is one of a kind completely handstitched quilts made in all sizes.
I will be open from 10 until dark Saturday, Sunday and Monday and would love to welcome you!
Check back after Thanksgiving for details on my special Christmas Open House schedule starting soon – hot mulled cider and cookies, seasonal decorations and music, and many specially priced items!
I have been getting many requests lately for information on my vintage quilt kits: Paragon, Tobin/Progress, Bucilla and Doublestencil and have decided to inventory, price and describe these items on this blog so that interested shoppers can have this info at their fingertips. Here are several Paragon cross stitch kits for starters – will try to inventory at least three a week and mark as sold ALL items previously listed on the blog as well! That should keep me out of mischief!
Above is a king sized Paragon kit #01175, and a thread kit suitable and ample for working the design. This is one of the rarer kits.
Above is the Paragon Baltimore Brides kit in double bed size(90×103). I am working a single bed size of this pattern right now and the colours are impressive as it works up! There is no thread kit and in all my years of collecting I haven’t seen one for sale, but suggestions for colour and quantity are provided in two colourways.