Sunday, July 18, 2010

Found at Lawrence's 50th Sidewalk Sale

 Side 1
 Side 2

My town has an annual sidewalk sale, on the third Thursday of July. This was the 50th year of this sale - and what did I find there - this 2-sided quilt! I didn't find it by myself, I was alerted that this was waiting for me outside the downtown antique mall by my friend Roseann.

This quilt measures 41" x 66" and has many worn spots. Luckily, I have an old quilt top that I can use to patch it with. Looks like it has survived many nap times. One worn spot reveals an old blanket inside this quilt. It is machine pieced and tied to finish. The edges are turned in and machine topstitched.

Roseann also caught me one day recently photographing this truck in a downtown parking lot. My town attracted lots of newcomers back in the days when youngsters with long hair were called hippies. Seems some of them persist in calling themselves that to this day.

You can also find this sign downtown:


  1. I found a two-sided quilt one time but not nearly as interesting as your find.

  2. You sure have a way of finding the good quilts! Love the signs too.

  3. Hi, I found your blog through another quilter and was pleased to find references to places familiar to me. I went to school there in the '70 and my mom and I used to drive over from OP, on Saturdays in the 90's, to sell iris at the farmer's market. I have always loved Lawrence - its a great town, with many great characters!

  4. Love this quilt. From what is shown this quilt reminds me of the Ethel White quilts but made from womens rather than mens clothing. Any chance of more photos?