Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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What a lovely surprise to see so many quilts on display in this beautiful historic house. 

The Morristown (NJ) Chapter of the DAR maintains the 1760 Schuyler-Hamilton House which is in close proximity to the Ford Mansion where General George Washington and Alexander Hamilton made their winter encampment in 1780.


Forty-three quilts from different time periods were on display. It was like being in 'quilt heaven.' They were draped over furniture, railings, and fireplaces, and hung on racks. So much to see!

This Log Cabin Courthouse Steps was in the entryway.

And this striking Log Cabin Barn Raising was one of several in the hallway.

Some like this Triple Irish Chain were adorned with festive garlands and bows.

A door with hand-forged hinges.

A lovely broderie perse quilt in an upstairs bedroom. I'll show you details in another post.


Three 20th century quilts: Tumbling Blocks, Arrowhead Star, and Orange Peel Variation.

A detail. The red fabric is quite effective, don't you think? Check out those little appliqued circles in the centers. 

A simple window decoration. Great idea. I have quite a few hand-blown ornaments so I need to do this!

There are lots more pics to share and some quilts you will not want to miss. So check back soon :)

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Oh my...thank you for sharing Barbara ! These quilts are stunning...
    Merry Christmas to you and all your family !

  2. Beautiful quilts - great historic home! Looking forward to more.

  3. How delightful! Thank you for sharing these treasures!

  4. WOW! Lovely quilts. That door is pretty awesome too!

  5. A wonderful setting for all the lovely and treasured quilts...the light coming through the glass ornaments is so pretty...we have a few of those and I am going to display them like that...thanks for sharing and wishing you a Christmas and New Year filled with blessings.

  6. What a lovely venue for a classic quilt show.