Quilting, Annie Leibovitz and Louisa May Alcott

Check out these pictures from a quilter, Patalier: Never Far from a Needle and Thread. She recently saw Annie Leibovitz’s book, Pilgrimage and remarked on the scenes from Orchard House. She has some marvelous pictures comparing Leibovitz’s with her own treasures (and she has some cool stuff!). Here’s a teaser:

“I loved the book immediately.  But there are two photographs that just captured my heart; a hanky embroidered by Louisa May Alcott with her initials and  a page of the journal by her father, Bronson, with the outlines of his and Louisa May’s hands. 

A cord of familiarity was struck.  I ran to the files to pull out my own piece of Louisa May Alcott history.  I had acquired a grouping of signatures on cloth from an autograph auction in the 90’s …”

Be sure and check out her pictures, they are really cool! Click here to see them.

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4 Replies to “Quilting, Annie Leibovitz and Louisa May Alcott”

  1. Thanks so much for your kind words about my quilting passion at Patalier. I have a soft spot for Louisa May Alcott but also Kelly McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. I’m going to be sure to visit here often for my LMA fix! Patty

    1. Hi Patty! I so loved the creative pictures you put up on your site and it seemed like the perfect followup to the exhibit opening at the Concord Museum. I envy people who can do what you do.

      I’m sure you must know that Kelly McNees has a new book coming out very soon. It sounds really interesting. If you’re not on her mailing list, check out her website at kellyoconnormcnees.com.

  2. What an amazing time you must have had at the opening exhibit; Ann Leibovitz and Doris Kearns Goodwin in attendance!! Pilgrimage was my anniversary present and what a wonderful and thoughtful gift from my husband. Another favorite photo of mine from Pilgrimage was the laundry hanging at the Gettsyburg, PA farmhouse.

    1. I haven’t had a chance to pour over the book yet but I’m looking forward to it. Yes indeed, that was a thoughtful gift! It was cool seeing the two of them both displaying a genuine love for their subjects.

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