Monday, 14 May 2012

St. Jacob's Quilt Festival 2012, Part 3 Market Road Antiques

Grandmother's Fan Quilt
1930's maker unknown
I was out and about on Saturday, shopping and errands and such, and stopped at Market Road Antiques near St. Jacob's. This venue is on the list for the Waterloo Region Quilt and Fibre Art Festival. You have to understand that this is an Antiques Market, and not a quilt venue or quilt store. But you must also understand that this area is the unofficial quilt capital of Canada, along with being the centre of Mennonite country.  As a result, many local stores are quilt friendly. Market Road Antiques is no exception.
Dresden Plate Detail

I saw a number of quilted and other textile items scattered throughout the store, and in fact, purchased a few very pretty embroidered hankies.  One of the best quilts for sale was a Dresden Plate quilt from the 1930's, looked to be handstitched and hand quilted. These quilts done in white and scraps are always so attractive, with such a feeling from the past.
Ohio Star Quilt
Date and Maker unknown

The other quilt that I really liked was still in a bag, and had just come into the store. Opening it up revealed a very striking two-colour Ohio star quilt, very nicely made, date and other information unknown.

I'm not in antique stores very often, and it might be fun to poke around in there one rainy afternoon, to really look at all the other antique stuff, as well as any other quilts they happen to have on hand.

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