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These ladies are from Austin, Houston and Pearland, and they are on a girls road trip! They are standing in front of “Hospitality” by Lisa Hawker in the Sapphire Celebration exhibit.

Left: North Carolina Lily with Sunflowers, c. 1944, (92" x 84"), artist unknown.

Right: Wreath of Roses (91.5 x 72.5), artist unknown.

These beautiful works showcase beautiful flower designs with impeccable hand-quilted details. Floral patterns were popularly used for quilts in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially 1840-1860. The majority of these quilts feature color schemes of blue, red, and green, with accent colors of orange, pink, and yellow.

Left: Whig Rose (86” x 86”), artist unknown.

Right: Dogwood Baskets, c. 1920, (82” x 80”), artist unknown.

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