I am packing up my doll quilts that I designed for the 18″ historical dolls. I will be a vendor at the Grout Museum in Waterloo, IA. Currently there is a doll quilt display on exhibit. A few of my doll quilts are part of the exhibit.
To kick off the exhibit, famous doll quilt designer, Jo Morton, will be a quest speaker on Friday night, Nov. 8. There might still be some tickets if you are interested.
Several years ago I conducted a historical doll quilt club. Each month we studied what was going on in the textile and quilt world in various time periods.
I designed a doll quilt in the appropriate scale and in the time period correct pattern and fabric for each of our 6 meetings. It was lots of fun.
I have now put some fabric kits together to go with each of the patterns. It should be a fun day!
Another vending item will be quilt racks sized for doll quilts. These are made by my brother.
Samantha has been discontinued by the doll maker, but she is still loved by many collectors. A Jewish Girl, Ruth took her place. They each could have made the bow tie quilt, but with different backgrounds, they might have turned out different.
We are all familiar with the Great Depression and the type of quilts being made then. Kit’s mother made her a beautiful quilt, but Kit was not interested! She wanted to be a newspaper editor like her dad. The story books were fun for me to read. I am sure they also are for 9 year old girls.
Adding a nine year old girl to the history lessons makes history so much more interesting for young girls. Recently a couple books were written about the quilts made during WWII. I found them very interesting and helpful.