Learning: Vintage Quilt Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to attend a vintage quilt sale.  These were not just any vintage quilts, but some of the traditional American quilts collected by renowned quilt collector and curator, Eli Leon.  I have been a HUGE fan of Eli Leon's books on improvisational African American quilting (you can order copies of his out of print work directly from him through his website), and was excited to see what he had for sale.  I was not disappointed as the gallery where the sale was held was was piled high with quilts.

Here are a few of my favorites.

I didn't end up leaving with any of these beauties, but I did pick up one of Mr. Leon's books and a wealth of new scrap quilt ideas!


  1. Wow! Looks there were lots & lots there to admire! "Accidentaly On Purpose" is like a bible to me. Did you get to meet him?

  2. Stacey,
    I love his book! How fortunate for you to see some of these quilts in person!

  3. I had received an e-mail from Eli about this sale. I had purchase a couple of books from him in the past. I live in Ohio so there was no way I could attend the sale. Besides that I can imagine the prices were on the high side. You were so lucky you got to go just to view the quilts!