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Joan | Foundry Quilt 030

Joan | Foundry Quilt 030


  • Started ca. 1960-1980 | Finished 2023
  • Custom label and Quiltfolk Foundry tag
  • Free U.S. shipping (approx. 2-3 weeks)
  • Featured in Quiltfolk’s Finishing School 101 workshop

Joan Cusack. Joan Baez. Joan Didion.

We’ve never met a Joan we didn’t like, and when friends of the Foundry (Dede and Kay of Picking Daisies quilt shop) found the top that would become Joan the quilt, it only reinforced our position. We don’t come across too many Foundry tops that appear to be made between 1960 and 1980, so it’s a treat when we do. Joan is a diversion from our usual lineup, and we love it.

The colors are, let’s face it: groovy. The fabric types range from cotton to, you guessed it: polyester. All of it combines to make a quilt that is joyous, jazzy, and totally a Joan.


Dimensions: 72 x 94 in.
Top source: Found by Kay Porzack and Dede Bruington of San Luis Obispo, California. Original maker unidentified.
Started: ca. 1960-1980.
Finished: 2023.
Description: Twelve multicolored, 8-pointed Star blocks set on solid white. Blue and white printed sashing with solid white cornerstones. Fabrics used include cotton, polyester, and cotton-poly blends, some with texture.
Backing: Large floral print, pieced with solid red on lower left.
Finisher: Longarm quilting by LuAnn Downs of Iowa.
Condition: Excellent.
Imperfections: Every Quiltfolk Foundry quilt in our shop began its life as an unfinished vintage top or collection of loose blocks. We seek out lost tops and blocks that are in good condition, but due to the source material’s age and care history, some imperfections in the finished quilts may be present. We hope you’ll see them as we do, just another part of the story.


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