Saturday, February 16, 2013

Don Beld's Reproduction Quilts on Display

Sanitary Commission Soldier's Aid
quilts from the cover of 
Civil War Quilts by Pam Weeks and Don Beld

Don Beld recently donated his collection of six reproduction Sanitary Commission quilts to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The Museum is showing them along with some of his  9/11 Tribute quilts.

Civil War U.S. Sanitary Commission Quilt Reproductions by Don Beld will be on display at the Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska,  from March 12, 2013 to August 18.

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Here is the 1864 original of a quilt made by a Soldier's Aid Society

And Don's reproduction.


WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful thing for him to do, now others can enjoy seeing them in person.


Me and My Stitches said...

Oh, I just love seeing the original and his reproduction together - so cool!

MuleHill said...

I love that book. It has a great close up of the Munjoy Hill quilt's canteen block.

I was thinking about making a miniature of the Hingham quilt (inspired by the book).

Glad Don made the donation.

Rachel said...

Wow, fantastic! I love seeing those 2 quilts side by side. What a wonderful project, and how wonderful that they are now donated for everyone to enjoy!!

Jen said...

It was amazing seeing the original quilt with the reproduction. They are rare. All hand quilted and donated. What a wonderful person he is.