As a few of you may know, I inherited my love of antiques and the decorative arts from my mother, who is an art historian. I grew up surrounded by her collection of quilts, furniture, and other special pieces that she collected over the years, and I attribute much of my interest in creating heirlooms to how she shared the stories of these wonderful treasures with me.
Not only a collector, she is also an educator. My mother currently serves as the director of the New England Quilt Museum, located just outside of Boston, in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Museum is the only one of its kind in the northeast devoted "solely to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of this uniquely American art form." Quilting seems to be on the verge of a rebirth- a whole new generation is discovering the art form and making it its own. At the same time, there is a new interest in the history of textile arts, and in recreating quilts in the traditional early styles. With this idea, the New England Quilt Museum has partnered with Marcus Fabrics to produce a collection based on textile examples found in quilts from the Museum's collection.
And now, you can find these great fabrics in their Etsy Shop!