A highlight of each AHS National Convention is the plant auction. More information on the auction will appear here shortly.
Besides some outstanding daylilies, there are a couple of historic items shown below that will be auctioned off
The first is a quilt hand stitched and quilted by Pauline Henry, who hybridized all the 'Siloam' cultivars. The quilt is done in a pattern called “Nine Patch”. The blocks are comprised of 9 – 2-1/2 inch squares of light and medium blue brushed cotton. The sashing (between the blocks) is a very light cream accented by a light blue square in the corners. The backing of the quilt is the same medium blue used in the binding and the blocks. This quilt was hand-stitched and hand quilted by Pauline Henry. The blocks are quilted ”In the Ditch” with a scrolled pattern on the sashing. The quilt measures 80” wide by 90” long. It fits very well on a queen-size bed , with about a 6” drop on each side. The photo is very good, but you must see this quilt in person to appreciate its beauty and Pauline’s workmanship. Thanks Vic and Van for your donation to the 2014 AHS National.
The second is a a framed paper tole creation also done by Pauline Henry and framed by her husband, Ralph.
A Rare Bit of History - Paper Tole Shadowbox
Pauline Henry was a lady of many talents. We know she was a gifted hybridizer of daylilies,
many of which are still listed in major catalogs. But, Pauline had many other abilities. She knew
style, design, and fabrics. She made her own clothes. In addition she made all the draperies,
rugs, and bed linens for her home. She knew color.
Pauline also did crafts. She collected old greeting cards with beautiful subjects and scenes. She
arranged and mounted them and then had Ralph, her husband, frame them. He did almost all of
her framing. She was also an avid collector of rare antique porcelain dolls. Many of these are
life-sized. Ralph created huge built-in lighted display cabinets for her collection. Pauline made
beautiful period clothing for these dolls.
This “picture” required multiple prints of the same picture to produce the 3-D effect, which is
called Paper Tole. Pauline said it was easy but time-consuming. I did not realize what she meant
until one day this large, heavy wooden box arrived. I was amazed! Pauline always stayed busy!
We hope the new owner of this Paper Tole framed subject will receive the same joy we have had.
February 1, 2014