Friday, October 17, 2008

Joseph Bruno 1894 Quilt

This quilt was made for my great uncle, Joseph Bruno, upon his retirement from North Creek Hotel in 1894. The quilt will be hung in the Adirondack Museum, New York for an upcoming temporary exhibit "Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters." starting December 2008 through November 2009. I am so proud to be the owner of this wonderful quilt and even happier I am now able to share it's beauty with others!

The blocks of the Heavenly Twins was made by the Twins and their faces are made of leather and the sleeve tops actually 'puff' out.

Stagecoach is appliqued and the horses are actually oil paintings of depicting the actual horses that drew the stagecoach.


  1. I can sure understand why you are so proud of this quilt. It is truly amazing. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.


  2. Love this quilt it is absolutely beautiful

  3. Very creative, Paula, you & your quilts remind me of my mother, you both love doin' it . . tnx4dVisit.

  4. It's a real treasure, Paula...and I am so happy that the museum wants to display it! What an honor!

  5. Paula,
    What a Great Family treasure, it's beautiful.