following stories have been sent in by visitors to this site,
prior to 2010.
feel free to share Your Quilting Story on my Facebook
to all who contribute :)
Julie Beuke, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, November 11, 2009
have found so much useful information on your web site and
want you to know how much I appreciate it.
I have made notes and requested copies of some of that information
and am making a "Quilting
Information Guide" quilt book for myself.
I have recently been teaching myself to sew and quilt and
I need some sort of handy reference I can grab for quick quilt
You quilting and sewing tips archive was insightful and I
have written some notes for supplies and tools to gather for
my sewing corner.
I'm glad there are web sites out there like yours. We newbies
surely find them useful. Here is a pic of my first quilt.
Mireille Levert, Toulouse, France, October 1,
from Toulouse (South West of France) always quilting, again
and again, here are some patchwork I have quilted this year.....
name "Sushi": I quilted a swiming Japanese girl
in an aquarium to try catch a fish with wooden forks!
I was not selected.....next time perhaps!
Mountain Laurel Quilters, London KY, USA, September 24, 2009
a fan of your website and wanted to let you know that our
quilt club, Mountain Laurel Quilters of London KY participates
in making quilts, blankets, and afghans each month for Project
Linus. One of our members, Paula Philpot, donates her quilt
shop class room for our sewing sessions on the second Tuesday
of each month. Another of our members, Pat Klink, is the Project
Linus coordinator for this area. We have made almost 400 blankets
since the beginning of this chapter. We have several ladies
that show up each month to cut fabric, sew, clip, tie, crochet
or knit a blanket/quilt/afghan.
Paula's quilt shop is named Paula's Quilting Pantry, located
in East Bernstadt, KY. We have such a good group of ladies
that participates in this project and are always gaining new
We would like a new pattern for a project, if you have something
available. We usually work with flannel, but occasionally
have something else to use. I like the scrap quilt shown on
your website. Our club's website is www.mountainlaurelquiltersclub.org
which includes a link for Project Linus. We are having a quilt
show Oct. 16-17, 2009 in London which will include a LIVE
AUCTION, benefiting Project Linus and other charitable events
of our club.
Thanks for all you do.
Debbie Taylor, President.
Donita Zwolak, Stayton, Oregon, USA, September 15, 2009
are the first 2 charity quilt tops made from the box of scraps
From a ladies cousin.....these will go to a lady from a local
Finishes the quilts and then donates them to a children's
Donita Zwolak, Stayton, Oregon, USA, September 12, 2009
is a quilt I made for my great nephew for his 5th birthday.
I made 130....6½" blocks and ended up with this
He is my sisters grandson and she took him shopping and he
picked out the fabric
so I used it on the border and some of the strings.
Now I'm making a quilt for his 3 year old sister but it's
not a scrappy quilt.
I've always loved to make scrappy quilts.
They are also like a memory quilt.
Just finished this quilt last month.
Donita used the same colour fabric in the centre of blocks
which 'defines' the blocks when all are sewn together...Great
Virginia Farrell, Willow Springs, IL, USA, September 1, 2009
Oriental Delight...For my granddaughter's engagement present.
Judy Seigel, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, August 27, 2009
recently painted our bedroom and of course had to make a new
quilt and curtains to match. This a picture of the quilt and
the back. It's pretty well reversible.
Chris Nigh, USA, August 25, 2009
am a beginner quilter. The first thing I made was a baby quilt,
then a table runner, then this Harley t-shirt quilt.
Jean Vander Wert, Pella, Iowa, USA, August 10, 2009
is my studio.
shows how close my various stations actually are and how convenient.
You can see how I put the Desk Apprentice to work and also,
how my quilting rulers are stored on the plate display on
my wall. I have storage bins under my cutting area for all
Pressing & Sewing Area
didn’t have enough plugs handy, so I added more with the yellow
extension cord/plug in thing. Nice, technical term, don’t
you think? I also have a pair of “happy” lights on my sewing
table. They are supposed to help fight depression I guess.
I thought they would be good for really putting some light
right where I needed it and guess what? It makes me happier!
LOL I found these at Costco.
Karen Alexander, The
Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, IN USA
Jean Wells Keenan Selected for Induction, as 40th
Honoree in 2010
Quilters Hall of Fame (TQHF) is pleased to announce the selection
of Jean Wells Keenan of Sisters, Oregon, as the 40th Honoree
to be inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame. Induction will
take place in July 2010. Jean Wells Keenan has been active
for almost three decades as a noted quiltmaker, author, show-designer,
teacher and entrepreneur. Staying on top of a fast paced and
changing retail business for three decades, while working
successfully to pass responsibility on to the next generation,
is one of her outstanding accomplishments.
In 1975 Keenan opened one of the first quilt shops in the
U.S. and simultaneously hung the first Sisters Outdoor Quilt
Show, hanging just 12 quilts that first year. In 1980 the
Quilters Affair was added to the Quilt Show events, offering
a wide variety of classes and workshops to the schedule. Today
more than 1200 quilts and some 1600 students come in from
all over the world, requiring 3,000 hours of help from some
800 plus volunteers – in a town of only 1300 citizens. Keenan
has set the bar high in how to enroll a whole community in
the wide-ranging benefits of quilting. The Sisters Outdoor
Show has become a community-supported event– bringing an estimated
15,000-20,000 visitors in one weekend. The show is supported
financially by the community of Sisters – almost every merchant
in town being a Show sponsor and hundreds of citizens volunteering,
from young people to grandparents – most not even quilters.
The Sisters Area Chamber of commerce honored Keenan’s commitment
to the community by presenting her the Business of the Year
Award in 1999 and Citizen of the Year in 2008. In addition,
Keenan helped set up a non-profit corporation to manage the
show and related events for the benefit of the Sisters community
and school groups, and to educate the public about the art
Keenan has been a vital part of and a major player in today’s
evolving “quilt world,” with its far-reaching impact on commerce,
manufacturing, and technology, as well as on the beauty and
aesthetics of this well loved art form. She has traveled around
the world to teach both quilting and the business of successful
quilt shop management. In 1998 Keenan was named recipient
of the Michael Kile Award for Lifetime achievement, the highest
award that the quilting business industry gives, and was the
first quilt shop to be inducted into the Independent Retailer
Hall of Fame in 1997.
Keenan has had a life-long commitment to education, earning
her BS in Home Economics Education from Oregon State University,
1965, then her MS in Guidance and Counseling from Portland
State University, 1969. She taught high school home economics
from 1965-1973, the last four years as Home Economics Chairman
for the Beaverton, Oregon School District.
Please join us in celebrating Jean Wells Keenan’s induction
by joining us in July 2010 for lectures, workshops, multiple
quilt exhibits, vendors mall, tours of The Quilters Hall of
Fame and special Induction Ceremonies.
For additional information about The Quilters Hall of Fame's
Celebration, July 15-18, 2010, please visit the website.
St. Joseph Quilters, Lawrence, MA, USA, August 4, 2009
St. Joseph Quilters outreaches to the Lazarus House Ministries
in Lawrence, MA.... a most worthy outfit.... and our primary
gift focus is to homeless children which is why most of our
quilts have children friendly themes.
Rhianon Taylor, Fife, Scotland, June 13, 2009
year I entered a quilt show for the very first time and it
was a great experience. I would encourage other quilters to
give it a try.
are two quilts I made.
The chilli one I designed myself and the other is inspired
by a shoo-fly block which I saw in a book.
Mireille Levert, Toulouse, France, May 31,
from Toulouse (South West of France) again some new "chefs
d'oeuvre" ou "oeuvre d'art".....
Molly Serkin, Fairfield, CT, USA, May 27, 2009
is a baby quilt I recently finished.
Jonatha Ann Johnson, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA, May 1, 2009
waking at night
waking at night
in the absence of light I am up, seeking my orientation
by the flash of a pending storm, or glowing embers, soft and
My eyes of night see only black and white.
There, on the sewing room floor, behold: quilt squares, pressed
side by side they lie in suggested rows;
my cotton soldiers rank and file await inspection.
With night eyes my rarefied view
finds reds recede to black;
As I survey those greens and blues in middletones are one;
the multishades of grey.
Strange how my colors have turned
ghostly at night;
Squares of anonymous white absorbing light step forth to twinkle.
This is my hour of command, in silence I stand. I gaze and
re-arrange my men.
Until they satisfy my inner eye.
Tomorrow in the dawning light I’ll grant them confirmation,
re-inspect their hue,
And march them in formation.
Jonatha Ann Johnson, Hyattsville, Maryland, 2004
Molly Serkin, Fairfield, CT, USA, April 11, 2009
made these window treatment for our kitchen. I appliqued the
tea pots and tea cups. I also used hankies as little table
clothes. I collect vintage hankies and I try to use them in
is an ABC quilt for a baby boy. I designed it myself. I did
have the pattern for the little boy in one of my quilting
The letters and the little boy are appliqued. I use fusible
web in my appliques. The work goes faster that way.I am now
working on an ABC quilt for a little baby girl.
more quilt. I got the pattern from one of the quilting magazines
I have. I have a nice collection of books and magazines.
Yo Yo flowers in some of the baskets. Also decorating the
flowers and baskets are Ladybug buttons. I happen to love
Ladybugs. I now try to add a Ladybug to each quilt I make
as part of my signature.
I am only quilting for the past 3 years, I am still in the
husband Stu is a bit of a handyman. He loves tools and has
a collection of power tools. He did several renovations to
our house. I found these tools fabrics online and made him
a quilt for his birthday two years ago. It was a big hit.
Stu uses this quilt in the family room on cool winter nights
when he watches TV.
found the pattern for this little wall hanging in a quilting
magazine last summer as well.
You can see how much I love the Sunbonnet Sue and Sam.
Luigina Marcellini, Italy, March 6, 2009
is one of my works. The name is "Oltre la grata".
Aleta Spreer, Grantville, Kansas, USA, February 23, 2009
is the picture of the church quilt for 2009.
Vicki Miller, Crestview, Florida, USA, March 3, 2009
yesterday I finished reorganizing my fabric stash of 15 years.
I'm a crafter that sells at craftshows and also a quilter
and teaching my granddaughter to quilt. So my room is usually
pretty messy and you can't even walk in it by the end of the
year, as I tend not to put things away when cramming for the
I have a one-of-a-kind booth, so I might have 15 things going
at once, in multiples, but all have to be different, on top
of a quilt or two and my granddaughter's project being supervised
all at the same time...see why I don't tend to put things
away and why you can't walk in there by the end of the year?
The first couple months of the year is spent cleaning everything
up (this year I'm about a month late). I'm lucky, I have a
walk in closet that has all shelving and that's where I keep
my fabrics. I will post pics at the end of this. I organize
by topic and also by color. I use cardboard boxes on the shelves
as they're easy to replace and free. I use sizes to fit together
like a puzzle.
Seperates categories, keeps fabric from falling when I reach
for a pile, and very easy to see and get to everything.
I then listed everything on a notepaper (left to right for
all 3 shelves and tacked to inside of closet. Tells me exactly
where to look right away.
The bins on the floor are all fleece and all my fat quarters
are in fat quarter cases on the shelf.
I got rid of a ton of scraps this last couple of months by
grabbing a pattern and cutting it out and putting it in a
ziplock...cut out 60 quilts and all are different patterns
(remember, I only do one-of-a-kind things) and cut into the
kits and inbetween everything else, I grab one and do it really
quickly this way. Lots are going to be donation quilts and
some I will sell and some I will keep.
So, if I can organize, anyone can! Just thought I'd post this
in case it might help someone else.
Aleta Spreer, Grantville, Kansas, USA, February 12, 2009
is the Sunbonnet I made for Madelyn for Christmas and I made
pillow shams to match, too.
also made her the Cinderella wall hanging for her 4th birthday
in September, 2008.
I hand pieced and hand quilted it.
Mireille Levert, Toulouse, France, December
again from south west of France near Toulouse. These are my
latest "chef d'oeuvre".
I cannot stop quilting, it's a virus, but this is a great
pleasure to work in my club.
Virginia Farrell, Willow Springs, IL, USA, December 1, 2008
up to February 5, 2008]
back in 2007, I submitted a picture of a quilt for my son
and his wife. It was delivered to them at Christmas 2007.
When their youngest daughter saw it, she asked her Dad if
Grandma would make her one.
So, I'm submitting one block in a picture. I had started it
in February, 2008. Then hurt my shoulder and was unable to
work on it until recently. I finished the top, went shopping
for the batting Saturday November 21. Put the 3 pieces, top,
batting and lining together and was able to get into the frame,
November 22. Started quilting November 23. There are 20 -
20 inch blocks plus the sashing. I have quilted 13 block and
the sashing between each. It will be finished by December
13 except for the binding.
Another picture of the finished product will be sent at that
quilt I displayed in 2007 was the king sized in shades of
blue. When my granddaughter saw that quilt I had made for
her Mom and Dad she asked her Dad if he thought Grandma would
make one for her. Of course, I told my son yes. It would be
a Christmas present for her this year, 2008. This is the picture
of "Sarah's Request". It is 82 inches x 98 inches.
A set of 20--4 patch blocks in vintage fabric with solid mauve
and burgundy log cabin around the 4 patch blocks. This is
a very unique quilt. It is unique, as you can tell by the
quilting that the log cabin doesn't always face the same way.
this one, I have 2 more to make. One for my youngest daughter
and one for Sarah's sister Kelly.
turned 80 years old April 27, 2008. I have been quilting since
I was a young girl. I was taught by my mother. She made many
beautiful quilts. One for each of her 4 daughters and 3 sons.
It was on her quilting frame that I learned. My father had
made the adjustable frame to hold a regular size bed quilt.
It was made out of 1 inch by 2 inch lumber. Each piece had
holes drilled in it about an inch apart. There were 4 pieces
and I'm guessing the 2 longest were about 90 inches long and
the shorter ones about 48 inches long. He had attached hooks
to the ceiling of the room with ropes attached to make the
quilt just the right height for a lady to sit in a chair and
quilt. The quilt was attached with heavy string threaded through
the holes and into the quilt of the long planks. Since the
four planks were clamped together, the longer sides with the
quilt attached was rolled from each side so the quilting started
at the middle. This would easily allow 8 quilters, 4 on each
side. As that portion of the quilt was finished, one side
was rolled so the next section to be quilted was visible.
After that end was quilted, the quilted portion was then rolled
until the other end of the not quilted portion of the quilt
was shown. When all was quilted, it was Mom's job to make
sure every portion of the quilt was finished. Occasionally,
she would find that someone would leave out a few stitches
around a flower, etc. She, of course would correct it. When
she was satisfied, the quilt was removed from the frame. A
binding was sewn all around on the lining side of the quilt,
then turned into the front and hand stitched all the way around.
stitches were tiny and very well spaced. The batting was pure
cotton. When washed and hung on the line to draw, the batting
would plump up. Oh, what a beautiful sight.
Karen Alexander, The
Quilters Hall of Fame, Marion, IN USA
November 12, 2008
Merikay Waldvogel Selected for Induction, as 39th
Honoree in 2009
Waldvogel, one of the key players in the late 20th century
quilt history revival, has served on the board of directors
of both the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) and The Alliance
for American Quilts (AAQ). She has been a key player in building
The Alliance's online Quilt Index.
She has also taken key roles in the Boxes Under the Beds and
Quilt Treasures programs that are major contributions of The
Alliance to the study of American cultural history. Waldvogel
is a fellow of the International Quilt Study Center (IQSC)
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has worked
with graduate students and has built an important database
of quilt kits.
In 1983 Waldvogel began her collaboration with TQHF Honoree
Bets Ramsey to co-direct the Quilts of Tennessee project through
its mission of documenting the quilts of that state.
Together they wrote the book Quilts of Tennessee: Images of
Domestic Life Prior to 1930, and put together a traveling
exhibit, one of many exhibits Waldvogel has curated over the
They later collaborated on the book Southern Quilts: Surviving
Relics of the Civil War. In 2003, Rosalind Webster Perry and
Waldvogel co-edited the first book of articles about the honorees,
The Quilters Hall of Fame.
In addition to serving quilt history organizations, Waldvogel
is recognized as an expert on quilts of the twentieth century
Her own book Soft Covers for Hard Times: Quiltmaking and the
Great Depression is the key work on mid 20th century quilts
Her collaboration with 2001 Honoree Barbara Brackman on Patchwork
Souvenirs of the 1933 World's Fair was a major contribution
to quilt research.
Her Uncoverings articles for AQSG on Southern Linsey Quilts,
the WPA Milwaukee Handicraft Project, the Anne Orr Studio
of Nashville, Round Robin Pattern Collecting, and the early
history of Mountain Mist patterns were all groundbreaking
Her latest book Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts By and For
Children highlights Lincoln, Nebraska quiltmaker Mary Ghormley's
extensive doll quilt collection.
Waldvogel has written for Quilters Newsletter Magazine, McCall's
Quilting Vintage Quilts, American Patchwork and Quilting,
and Quilting Today/Traditional Quiltworks.
In the Southeast, she is known for her writings about Southern
women and their quilts in Appalachian Life and Smokies Life
magazines. She also lectures frequently to quilt guilds, historical
societies, and museums in the area.
Merikay Waldvogel is a graduate of Monmouth College in Monmouth,
IL and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was raised
in St. Louis, Missouri, but now resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.
For additional information about The Quilters Hall of Fame's
Celebration, July 16-19, 2009, please visit the website.
Chris Wolter, Queensland, Australia, November 3, 2008
made these Crazy Christmas Stockings using your Crazy
Sandy Pardue, USA, October 28, 2008
my Baby Rail Fence I made from your pattern.
I added a sleepy bunny to the bottom.
Viera Kubalova, Bratislava, Slovakia October 27, 2008
have started quilting 2 years ago.
Here are two of my projects.
Jane Jibb, York, United Kingdom September 3, 2008
Aunty Jane. I live in the pretty city of York in the UK. My
story and my passion are one and the same ... i run a stitching
charity making bibs, quilts and knitted garments for children
and babies in need..... my story is a long one but i first
started in 1995 by making bibs for profoundly disabled kiddies
who often didnt make it to the age of 10 years old. This led
on to quilts and then on to founding our charity group. We
now have over 120 members making garments and quilts from
cross stitched squares and donated fabrics.
Genny Comito, London, Ontario, Canada, August 26, 2008
is almost over but our will to quilt lingers on. I took a
look at all the quilts that you ladies made and the are all
well done and the stories behind everyone of them are so interesting
to read. It almost feels like that we were all in a huge room
telling each others stories about quilting, friends and family.
I have been busy as well and I have another picture for show
you. This one is called "A Day at the Zoo". It was
fun to make and the prairie points are a lot of work but at
the end the results are a conversation piece to many. This
one was made for grandson. I really believe that babies should
get to know animals from an early age. This is why I have
chosen this fabric. I wish all of you a wonderful end of Summer
and as always, I'm looking toward looking at your creations
and your wonderful letters.
Velia Antila, San Marcos, California, USA, August 7, 2008
are a few of my mini quilts that they are handmade and I continue
to make them, however, not as often as I used to.
The story of those little quilts began in 1985 when I lived
in Modesto California. I had my joint frozen and could hardly
move, the doctors could not find anything wrong with me and
ended up sending me to a mental clinic. After waiting one
hour to be seen, I got impatient and I left.
I spent my days sitting in front of a TV. watching a woman
making these humongeous quilts and quilting by hand on on
huge hand held frames.
I had never made a quilt before, but I decided to do that
and bought a copy of MINI QUILTS mag, fabric and embarked
on what became an obsession, mini quilt making. Cutting fabric
with scissors, piecing by finishing by hand. I could not move,
except from my elbows down without much pain. Walking was
another story, a neighbor would do my grocery shopping. I
did manage to drive to the doctor, virtually in tears from
Finally one day a new doc examined me, found something as
she felt my neck glands, called in another doctor, and after
lab work etc, within a week I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer,
which was removed, and I'm OK.
I still make mini quilts.
Note: Velia would love to know the name of this quilt.
2009: I received an answer from Jean Harr of Hawaii
It looks like Lover’s Knot to me. Eleanor Burns (Quilt in
a Day) has a book on this pattern.
Julia Hunt, United Kingdom July 27, 2008
is a photo of a wall handing I made for my great grand daughter
Amber who will be 3 in October. I have been patchworking for
the last 12 years and my favorite is hand applique , but I
must admit I like all things patchwork but not to keen on
It's a means to an end I do as little as possible to make
sure it all holds together, but I must admit I never leave
anything unfinished I have to qulit how ever much I do not
want to if I did not there would be no point to it would there.
Marjorie Olander, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA, July 22, 2008
went to a quilting retreat and there were women that were
quite experienced and one young woman that was at her first
retreatand wanted to learn how to make a quilt.
In all the conservation she said all she ever heard were horror
stories about what had happened to some quilts and she wanted
to hear a happy story.
I told her about my grandaughter that wanted a double wedding
ring quilt. I volunteerd to make the quilt. I don't remember
how long it took but when it was finished she showed it to
her boyfriend and he proposed and they were married six months
The happy couple have a boy 3 and a girl born on the 4th of
I have made 3 more quilts for weddings.
Aleta Spreer, Grantville, Kansas, USA, July 10, 2008
made this Dresden Plate last winter for our church dinner.
One of the gals is helping hold the quilt up for the picture.
I had to stand on a chair behind the quilt since I am so short
since you are doing a Dresden series I would share this.
Genny Comito, London, Ontario, Canada, July 4, 2008
I have another quilt to show you .
This one was inspired by the colours of Provence, I was looking
at some fabric,in the blue and yellow shades and the idea
came up, I had some toile in my stash that is now becoming
huge. Talk about addictions, I suppose that mine is called
Anyway aside from that I might as well keep on making quilts
now that I have all this bounty, I called this quilt "Bunnies
in the Window" when I look at this quilt it gives me
a refreshed feeling, I think of my cousin who lives in Provence,
France when I look at it, I kept this quilt just in case my
grandson should come for a visit, I would have something to
cover him up with if he took a nap.
Honestly speaking I really enjoy this art of quilting! I feel
free to express my taste by putting together fabrics and prints.
Have a wonderful Summer quilting away!
Patricia Boyd, St. Clair, MO, USA July 4, 2008
I was watching my 2 grandkids, it was naptime for Phoenix
(3 yrs old), he would not go to bed, he could not find his
little thermal blanky! I promised him that I would make him
a new quilt. I finally got him to sleep and worked on his
quilt, it was finished in a couple days. When I showed it
to him , he did not want it, he wanted me to make him one
with holes in it like his blanky. So I started to double-crochet
him a blanket...it would take a few days or more! I told him
I was going to give the quilt to one of the neighbor's grandsons.
He said it was ok.
The next day, he found his blanky in the toy box! I said,
good, now I will make this crocheted blanket for his new baby
brother in Sept.
Well, after giving the quilt to the 3 yr old little boy, I
just had to make one for his 4 yr old brother too. I looked
through my fabric for all that a little boy would like. It
was done finally! I got the greatest feeling from giving them
the quilts! Their eyes showed how happy they were, and I got
a thank you, Mrs. Pat!
It was so worth it!! Every stitch!!
Jaclin Fulkerson, Dickinson, Texas, USA, June 23, 2008
is my very first quilt block.
I'm in a beginner's quilting class.
I know it is not perfect, but I'm okay with that right now.
2nd quilt block is below the first one.
I'm having fun so far.
name of the pattern for my 1st block is called
Variable Star (if I remember correctly).
The pattern name for the 2nd block is Dutchman's Puzzle.
really proud of my color choices.
Genny Comito, London, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2008
was at the fabric store a while ago looking for more fabric
to make baby quilts, beside me there was a lady also looking
for fabric, so we began talking and she told me that she was
making quilts for many years and that I was going to get the
BUG and she was right! It is now become an obsession with
the making of quilts, I rather stick with the little ones
for the simple reason that they are faster to make and the
other is that I don't have on of those Mega Quilting machines,
I find that quilting by hand is too hard on the fingers! I
only hand quilt small panels. The quilt picture that I'm including
is called "Soft as Lambs" reason being that when
I was shopping for fabric I came across a piece of fleece
,when I ran my hand on it the idea of cutting the lambs shaped
appliqués was perfect for this project. Therefore I
would like to share this quilt with you all. Have a wonderful
Bernice Verklan, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, May 26, 2008
lady was made for the town of Stony Plain, Alberta's, 100th
anniversary. The County Quilter's Guild is sponsoring a Quilt
Show to show off the hand work of the many talented ladies
in the area during July, 2009.
Marj Traynor, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, May 26, 2008
is a quilt I made for our son Darrian. He was living in Boston
for 6 years and working at Crossroads for Kids. When he returned
to Australia he asked me to make him a quilt from his old
t-shirts. It was a challenge as the fabric was not exactly
quuilting fabric. I reinforced all the pieces with vilene
before piecing them. He loves the quilt and has a lasting
memory of his wonderful times in the States and more particularly
at Crossroads for Kids in the Boston area.
Maria Vila Cases, Barcelona, Spain, April 25, 2008
is a handmade quilt, which I have created and sewed for my
son. The name of the quilt is Senegal, because it is made
with Senegalese cloths. I used to live there and I brought
some cloths, as well as some clothings.
Joann Gary, Providence, Texas, USA, March 4, 2008
husband Jeffory and I have each finished our first quilt ever,
they are not the best, but not to bad for country folks. We
made our grandsons each a quilt for christmas, and now we
are hooked on quilting.
Genny Comito, London, Ontario, Canada, March 3, 2008
after finding out that we were going to be grand parents I
decided to make quilts for the babies I say babies because
2 grandsons were on the way. I joined the Victoriana Quilt
Design a short time ago, I find that it's full of ideas, great
designs and creativity from everyone.
You are all a great source of inspiration to me, and I admire
every one of you for the talent that you all have and I continue
to see trough your pictures .
I am a novice at quilting, but I really enjoy it! I find that
fabric can be shaped into art . I have designed a quilt that
I called "Starry Nights and Sunny Days" and I would
like to share it with you , I love to work with appliqués
Like I said I 'm a novice at this and I 'm far from perfect
, but I enjoy creating and making other people happy!
Joanne Coffin, San Francisco, CA, USA, February 20, 2008
picture is of the first quilted object I made from scratch.
I read a few books and make the Christmas Tree Skirt.
also completed one of four genealogy pedigree quilt projects
I’m making for my children.
Mary Farley, Tok, Alaska, USA, February 12, 2008
adopted two of my grandchildren. Since I am retired, I decided
to home school them. I incorporate a lot into their curriculum
besides the basics. This year I wanted them to start learning
Back when I first started, we made nearly all of our own clothes.
Now, kids wear mostly blue jeans.
The girls are now 9 & 10, so I started them out just learning
how to sew straight seams, thread the machine, etc. I saw
a raggedy lap quilt and thought that would be just the thing.
They could do it and feel proud of something beautiful.
We gathered up flannel scraps and old flannel sheets to cut
into six inch squares.
It was a great success. The "not so exact" seams
were very forgiving of the first-time sewers. It was soft
and just the right weight for a lap quilt. The ragged edges
turned out so tactile, just perfect for their 83 year old
Great Great Aunt that they sent it to for Christmas.
Now, they want to make more of these soft flannel lap covers
for other folks in their favorite nursing home.
Mireille Levert Toulouse, France, February
practice the patchwork in a club in south west of France,
with 30 woman every Monday to spend our time in quilting and....talking
because we are very talkative, like many woman......
Virginia Farrell, Willow Springs, IL, USA, February 5, 2008
up to November 1, 2007]
is finished. Measurements: 96 inches by 110 inches.
a job, but if they can use it on their bed the rest of their
lives. Thank God I was able to do it. I'll be 80 years old
Charlotte St.Amant, Canada, January 13, 2008
grandson is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan so I made him a quilt
with the Maple Leafs Logo as the main block.
He loves it!.
Patricia Boyd, St. Clair, MO, USA January 7, 2008
I am disabled, and still love to sew and make what I call
simple, crazy, scrap patch quilts.
To make use of my scraps of material, etc., I just decided
to make each of my family members a quilt. Some of them weren't
from a pattern or just old scraps.
I have 4 sisters, 3 daughters, and 6 grandkids. And they each
got a special made quilt from me. My two oldest grandkid's
quilts, were made using some of their baby clothes!
I also made alot of Preemie 18x18" baby quilts for a
Charity group, along with hats,booties,and Presentation pouches.
I am fasinated by pretty, unusual quilts!
And beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!!
my story please!