Although I did not work on this beautiful Belair Mansion Quilt, several of my quilt guild mates certainly did, to a tune of about 1800 volunteer hours. This quilt has taken two years to complete and over 60 people worked on it, with a core of about 15. It was made for an antique bed the mansion acquired in 2012; a large four-poster bed from the 1820's era and from a descendant of the Ogle family who lived in the mansion for several generations.
More than a year went into
research, design and creation of bed curtains as well as this quilt before executing one cut, one seam or one stitch. And thankfully, every "measure" was taken to ensure that this quilt is truly a period and regional piece (Maryland in the 1820's) that culminated into this absolutely stunning finished quilt! It was a true labor of love (hand-quilted) by my guild mates, and kudos to each and everyone of them who stitched one to a million stitches! Bravo ladies!!
BSoleille! The bright side of a historic legacy quilt! May it be enjoyed by generations to come!
Photo of the finished Belair Mansion Quilt that will be revealed to the public, and displayed at the Southern Comforters Quilt Show the weekend of March 25th and 26th, 2017 at Sam Ogle Middle School, in Bowie, Maryland