Yesterday I gave you a small taste of the wonderful quilts collected by Bill Volckening and displayed on his blog Wonky World. Today I’m going to show you around The Volckening Collection. The collection is divided into four sections: Cottons, Wools and Silks, One Pattern, Many Names and Rescue Quilts. I’ll show you just a taste from each section and then I encourage you to dive in to the collection website it really is a feast!
The quilt below is called Album with Rooster Medallion, by Hannah J. Swin, New Jersey,1868
This second quilt is called Black Cat Crazy and is by Nell Breyton, New York, c. 1880
Wools and Silks
This quilt is a sampler made in 1902.
And this beautiful Chinese Coin quilt was made around 1905.
One Pattern, Many Names
This is my personal favourite collection. If you also like New York Beauties then take a look at Bill’s video Beauty Secrets. The first quilt is called a Crown of Thorns from around 1910.
The second quilt is a New York Beauty from around 1960.
Or as Bill puts it – The quilts we loved too much. The first one is a Kansas Sunflower Crib Quilt and was made around 1835.
The second is a Mariner’s Compass variation from 1870.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek at the magnificent Volckening Collection and I’m sure you join me in thanking Bill Volckening for his generosity in allowing me to share these wonderful pictures of his quilt collection with you. Thanks Bill. Please visit the Volckening Collection for yourself. When you do you’ll see how hard it was for me to pick just two from each section as they are all stunning, even the damaged ones in the Rescue quilt section.