Barb Adams and Alma Allen of Blackbird
Designs have joined with the Spencer Museum
of Art to share historical schoolgirl samplers with
the cross stitchers of today.
There is much to admire when perusing these lovely examples of needlework. Figures stroll through gardens of enormous flowers, baskets can be as large as a house and blossoms almost as big as a person can float through the sky. Still the casual observer strolling through the garden feels that all is right with the world … it is folk art at its best!
You will find examples of samplers spanning the years of 1710 – 1841. Barb and Alma include nine projects to stitch based on these wonderful works of art that were crafted by children so long ago.
Inspired by the colors and shades of early autumn, two quilts; one pieced and one appliqued.
The appliqued quilt is 72" square. This is a 4 block quilt. Each block is 27".
The pieced quilt is a 73.5"square. The pieced blocks are 4" finished.
This is a 64 page book containing all of the patterns needed to create The Raven, a 9 block applique quilt
Each block’s name is taken from a bit of Edgar Allen Poe’s poetry. The
birds, whether perching on a pumpkin or silhouetted by the light of the harvest moon, are sure to add a bit of whimsy into your home