KCRQF 2019 – Guest Blog by Lori Lee Triplett

Welcome to the second stop of the “Hidden Treasures” blog tour. If you haven’t heard, the Triplett Sisters are pleased to have their fifth book available in pre-sale at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I’m also teaching at the Festival, so I hope you’ve registered for one of my workshops: Adire, Indigo Resist Dye Workshop, Silk Scarf Dyeing, or trunk show Out of Africa.  I’ll also be available to sign books on Preview Night or at our vendor booth. So, please be sure to stop by the booth and say “hi” to my sister Kay and me.

(Find out more about Lori’s classes on the KCRQF website Here.)

Yesterday, we discussed the first two chapters of the book Album and Wool Quilts. Today we’ll be learning about the third chapter, Birds of a Feather. There are very few bird quilts that Kay isn’t willing to add to the Poos Collection.  So, it was difficult to narrow down which bird quilts would be included. Sometimes we even snuck a quilt with birds into other sections of the book, that way we didn’t have to leave so many out.  These birds of a feather range from those on a coffin cover, to birds stealing three-dimensional cherries.  Okay, these are textiles that just have to be seen to be believed.  It is a good thing the book has lots of photos of all 100 items!

Starstruck is full of — wait for it, star quilts! Stars were one of the most popular patterns in the early 19th century. This book has 16 star quilts in it, each with different take on the star quilt.  Oh yes, we even snuck a couple of birds in this section too. Several of our new workshops which coordinated with the new book were inspired by a quilt in this section.

Don’t miss the remaining stops on the blog tour to learn more about the Triplett Sisters’ upcoming book, Hidden Treasures, Quilts from 1600 to 1860, Rarely Seen Pre-Civil War Textiles from the Poos Collection.

June 2 Patchwork Posse Blog, https://www.patchworkposse.com/posts/

June 3 Triplett Sisters Blog, https://www.quiltandtextilecollections.com/blog

If you missed the first day of the tour simply go to C&T Publishing Blog, https://www.ctpub.com/blog

Don’t forget to comment for your opportunity to win an electronic version of the book!  A free e-book will be given away each day!