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Needlepoint in Vermont
October 3, 2013, 8:37 pm
Filed under: General comments, Other People's Pieces

I may not have found any needlepoint stores in Vermont but I am finding interesting needlepoint pieces in antique stores (first 3 I have no further info on them) and a sampler (a common pattern from Springfield, VT area for a family record sampler done by a 13-year-old, Martha Harkins) and a quilt at the Bennington Museum. It is a 150 year old quilt done by Jane Stickle with 169 five-inch blocks, each in a different pattern, containing a remarkable total of 5,602 pieces, all surrounded by a unique scalloped border. The quilt is in perfect condition & only on display for a limited time each year.

This trip saved me money & from having more unfinished projects! But, I was very fortunate to see such nice work, especially the quilt.

Landscape

Cats

House

Sampler

Quilt

Quilt close up

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I love the top one although I can’t figure out the intention with the flower size. I am afraid you need tho see the quilt in person to really grasp its beauty. You are smart to find eye candy and not items to actually do, Melita! Sue

Comment by suesci

The flowers are large! Yeah, I have enough projects to last me 150 years already – as do you from all your needlepoint events you have been attending. Raining this morning & so, can get busy stitching!

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