How delightful to see that two of the national parks here in the US offer quilters unique souvenirs - vintage postcard quilt kits.
Above see the 4-postcard quilt kit (add your own borders, batting & backing) we picked up in the gift shop at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on Monday. The kit included four 4x6 inch cotton fabric imprinted with vintage postcard prints already mounted on applique media, directions for using the appliques, a pattern for making a nine-patch quilted wall hanging.
The company behind this venture is Olde America Antiques. They'll have booths 211, 213 & 215 at the 2010 International Quilt Market held in Houston, Texas 30 Oct thru 1 Nov. (That certainly sounds impressive!) I surely hope some Genea-Quilters get to attend. The rest of us will have to settle for this company's wonderful website.
We also picked up a smaller postcard kit from the same company while visiting Zion's National Park on Sunday.
Although Olde America Antiques doesn't have postcard quilt kit designs for each of the national parks, their collection of vintage seasonal, patriotic, children, art nouveau and gardening graphics is impressive. You'll surely find something inspiring.
Why limit the appliques to a wall hanging or carrying bag? How about embellishing a jeans jacket, adding lace, ricrac and trinkets?
OLDE AMERICA ANTIQUES
512 S. 12th Ave.
Bozeman, Montana 59715
NOTE: the contact page on the OAA website is here.