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Looking for a quilt panel of the Portland Head Light

Old 05-04-2012, 04:24 AM
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I know it's a long shot but I'm trying to see if there's a panel out there in cyberspace that features the Portland Head lighthouse?

My BIL was stationed at a lighthouse during his stint in the Coast Guard but now is in a nursing home along with my sister. My sister has some momento's from her home over her bed but BIL has a blank wall and I thought I'd try and make a quilted panel to hang in the space.

Any lead where I might find this?
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You could find a picture on the computer and copy it to fabric and make one that way...might work if you can't find a panel.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:35 AM
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I know it's a long shot but I'm trying to see if there's a panel out there in cyberspace that features the Portland Head lighthouse?

My BIL was stationed at a lighthouse during his stint in the Coast Guard but now is in a nursing home along with my sister. My sister has some momento's from her home over her bed but BIL has a blank wall and I thought I'd try and make a quilted panel to hang in the space.

Any lead where I might find this?
I would google Maine quilt shops and then call and ask one of them if they've ever seen such a thing as they're most likely to carry it.
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Would this work?

http://www.machinequiltingservices.c..._patterns.html
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I realize Portland Head is 'your' lighthouse (Nauset is 'mine'), but if you'd settle for another, there are some panels by VIP for sale at Favorite Fabrics http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...on&key=VPSHPNL and some by Classic Cottons at Craft Town Fabrics (they also have a kit) http://www.crafttownfabrics.net/cgi-..._lghts_60200-2 .

There is a PHL quilt block - 6" paper pieced pattern that you could enlarge
http://www.equiltpatterns.com/quiltp...roducts_id=721
A book titled Quilting Lighthouses of New England that is out of print, but maybe your library could find it.
http://softexpressions.com/software/books/LightHou.php
And a 12" block pattern of PHL that has much more detail than the first one. You could enlarge this one and it would be perfect.
http://www.thequiltingbear.com/products.htm

Hope one of those links proves useful.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:44 AM
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I just googled images of it. It's a beautiful lighthouse. Could you print out a picture, blow it up to the size you wanted, and make a fusible applique of it. It would be a fun landscape project, if you've never done one before. With the perfect sky, and the rocky coastline. Oh my. I might could tackle that one for me it's so pretty. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
I know it's a long shot but I'm trying to see if there's a panel out there in cyberspace that features the Portland Head lighthouse?

My BIL was stationed at a lighthouse during his stint in the Coast Guard but now is in a nursing home along with my sister. My sister has some momento's from her home over her bed but BIL has a blank wall and I thought I'd try and make a quilted panel to hang in the space.

Any lead where I might find this?
this may be more work that you're interested in, but what about blowing up a pic of the lighthouse, mark the outlines the best you can and then paper piecing a lighthouse?
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:56 AM
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The lighthouse has some fantastic pics on the net. Beautiful.

A photo on fabric would be fantastic.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:06 PM
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I want to thank everyone who replied to my question on where I could find the Portland Head Light material or panel. All were great leads and I found some other lovely patterns that I'm saving. I ended up buying a panel of a lighthouse from EBay that was more whimsical and colorful and should be easy to quilt since the design has quilting elements already in the pattern. I can't wait for it to come.

Thank you all again. I know we can always count on the Board to help.
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