Sunday, October 11, 2009

MOKA

I belong to a quilt history study group called MOKA. That stands for Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. It is a wonderful group filled with collectors and experts on quilt history. We met this weekend in Parkville Mo. Parkville is wonderful historic town north of KC. It is filled with wonderful shops, beautiful old houses and antique stores. We had our Friday night session in a store called Florilegium. It is unbelievable! Filled with buttons, lace, yarns, silks and just about every fiber you can think of. www.florilegium.com




Our topic for the meeting was crazy quilts. The quilts that showed up were spectacular.


This quilt above was owned by the store. In the center is a ribbon from Queen Victoria's celebration. It came from England and was formerly housed in a museum in Birmingham. The following day we had a session on quilt restoration and repair followed by crazy quilts of the utilitarian style. It was wonderful as usual. We also made a couple of stops at quilt shops along the way, Quilter's Harvest in Higginsville and Quilter's Station in Lee's Summit. It was a great weekend.

7 comments:

  1. Your knowledge is amazing. What a great group to belong to also.

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  2. How interesting that must be to be part of a quilt study group. And I've always wanted to go to Quilter's Station. It looks like my kind of place!

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  3. I think I could get lost in that shop!
    The crazy quilts you posted are beautiful. I'd love to be a part of a antique quilt study group. I may have to do some investigating:)

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  4. What a treasure trove in that shop. I don't know if I could have paid attention to the topic with all those goodies to look at.

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  5. That just sounds so amazing and a lot of fun. It is so special to be a part of such an organisation to help preserve our wonderful quilting history...

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  6. That sounds so interesting, and really fun!

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  7. Wow.. what an amazing group! I wish there was something like that around here. Loved all the gorgeous things in the shop!

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