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Friday, April 04, 2014

Antique Quilts and Antique Doll Quilts from USA

Antique quilts

Arriving in London last month, I had the good surprise to find that my parcel was there, waiting for me!
I had bought auction on ebay two antique quilts and a collection of doll and crib quilts and I was expecting them eagerly! Happy to see that they were even more beautiful than expected! I will lay them and take pictures soon, to show them to you. I think that little by little I begin to become a quilt collector! By the way, there is a question that I would like not to be asked again : "But what are you going to do with them". I wonder why this question about quilts and not about other kinds of collections...

Antique doll quilts

I love this picture I took in Portobello Road. Inspiring colors, aren't they? I am crazy about those small houses! This street belongs to Notting Hill Gate district - London. There was shot this lovely film "Notting Hill", with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. In fact when you walk in London it's often like being in a film. Some places are so wonderful... a dream of a city!!!

Portobello Road
Portobello Road

I wish a great day to everybody!



  1. They do look lovely. I will look forward to seeing them in more detail. I am interested in finding some vintage fabric.

  2. My answer to that question about what you're going to do with those quilts is this: Own them, love them, and take care of them, kind of like dogs but they don't need feeding or walking. At least that's my story!

    And London, yes, I agree it's a dream of a city. It's one of my all-time favorites.

    Enjoy those quilts!

  3. Lovely photo of London, and the colors compliment your quilts very well!

  4. Hello! I just found your blog and joined. "You had me at" your dismay at being asked what will you do with the doll quilts. I have nearly 100 antique doll quilts. I love every one of them for just existing and being precious. That's reason enough! I'll look forward to seeing more pix of yours.

  5. The next time a non-quilter asks you that (because no quilter would, LOL), tell them to Google "Joanna S. Rose" or "Red & White Quilt Exhibit 2011". Enough said and a beautiful collection indeed!

  6. oh wow, lucky you. anyone with an antique quilt collection is collecting part of our history…
    I saw the REd and white exhibit actually went into NYC twice during the week to see it. I am still to this day in awe of that collection of quilts. I can't thank Joanna Rose for collecting them and her husband for displaying them for the rest of the world to see for her birthday.
    Looking forward to seeing more of these treasures :)

  7. Ooh what a beautiful pile of antique doll quilts *sigh* I'm drooling over them.