FINDING THE VINTAGE QUILT KIT OF YOUR DREAMS

 

I am often called upon to help quiltmakers and collectors source specific vintage kits. Usually the request is quite detailed, with maker, title and call number of the kit. Today I’m posting this for Beryl, who is not at all used to using a computer and although she knows she saw what she wants online, she can’t tell me where – it may have been on my site – or elsewhere. So I’ve done a little legwork and come up with several possibilities. I’m hoping it’s one of these Beryl, because if it is, I am in a positiion to help you out!

I’m often able to do this, and usually haven’t discussed this customer service much online, but in the last year or so I’ve helped a customer find a replacement kit for an heirloom that was stolen in a burglary; and found baby quilt kits in the Beatrix Potter series for the proud grandma of twin boys and provided customers with instruction packages for some of the lovely vintage cross stitch kits on the market.

So if you have a request you think I can help with, don’t be shy – I’m often able to help!

Now to show Beryl and other interested quiltmakers – here’s what I’ve found.

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This is a lovely classic I am fortunate to have in stock, complete with the floss kit in two neutral shades, a medium beige and a darker beige, plus some gold blending filament to add sparkle.

This is Bucilla #3376 “Regency” in the double bed size – a lovely allover design that looks like a snowflake to me.

PRICE: $290USD + $25USD Shipping with insurance and tracking = $315USD contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com

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The kit shown below I currently have in stock in your choice of either a double or a king size. I have no floss kit for this but can definitely supply you with sufficient vintage floss from my own stash to wrk the colour version shown; and am likely also to have enough floss to supply other personal colour choices – this kit would look lovely in many colour choices.

Paragon 01142 “Snowflower”

PRICE: double at $225USD and king at $250 – your choice: add $25USD for shipping – contact me: janet@novascotiaquilts.com to arrange purchase using personal cheque, international postal money order or Paypal invoice.

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Beryl specified that her wished for quilt is cross stitch – just to be certain though, I am including this picture of an applique quilt even though I don’t think it’s the one she is looking for – this is a quilt that at one time was available in kit form put out by an unknown company. I have never seen the kit offered anywhere and was lucky to garner a colour picture and a quilting design for it and templates with a placement diagram, so if this one is your heart’s desire – you just might be able to get copies from me and make your own – I believe it came in blue and off white,. and am unsure whether there were other colour choices. Contact me for details if you wish to order copies from me.

I hope the quilts I’ve shown you today pique your interest. Does anyone have any suggestions for other snowflake quilts made from kits that I might follow up on?  I need to find this lady’s dream quilt!

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Enjoy this lovely summer day! Bye for now! Janet

5 Responses to “FINDING THE VINTAGE QUILT KIT OF YOUR DREAMS”

  • Beryl Lamm:

    Thank you, very much for your quick response. Sadly, my desired quilt is not one of these. The snow flake pattern was very delicate and all over with a small motif helping to space out the flakes. Quite open and lacy. Guess I’ll have to keep looking and hoping. I really did think it was on your web site. With great respect, thank you again. Beryl

  • Beryl Lamm:

    Thank you, very much for your quick response. Sadly, my desired quilt is not one of these. The snow flake pattern was very delicate and all over with a small motif helping to space out the flakes. Quite open and lacy. Guess I’ll have to keep looking and hoping. I really did think it was on your web site. With great respect, thank you again. Beryl
    PS. I don’t think it was vintage as it was offered in Queen and King sizes.

  • Hi Beryl: So sorry I couldn’t come up with the right one – have you tried Rosie Werner’s http://www.quiltkitid.com ? Although you can’t access her database without paying a fee, which is very reasonable at about $50 a year, she has pictures of literally hundreds of vintage quilts made from kits and lots of information about dating and manufacturer – maybe contact her by email: rwerner@quiltkitid.com I’m sure she’;d be happy to help.

  • Janet
    maybe I can help sometime in the future too. Probono of course. No knowledge. Of this one. Sorry

  • janet:

    Thank you Judi: your help is always appreciated. (Judi is a quilt historian who has collected and finished vintage kits and has a wealth of information for us on her website http://www.vintage kits.net)

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