We took a long weekend and escaped to Cape Cod, MA a few weeks ago. The boy's birthday is in this month and it was the perfect weekend to get for some fun in the sun before summer kicks into full gear!
I'm like every other quilter and looked at the Quilt Shop Navigator and Quilter's Companion for nearby quilt shops while in the area. When in Rome... you know?
I was reading an interesting article about colonial women who quilted in the newly formed world of America. The ladies would take blankets that had become worn-down with tiny, and they would patch them or combined them with other blankets, or used as filler between other blankets. Keep in mind, in the early days their quilts were not carefully constructed heirlooms. Instead, they were functional items for the sole purpose of keeping loved-ones warm.
Memorial Day is on Monday in the United States, a day to honor the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. One of many reasons why quilters are such amazing, warm-hearted people is that throughout history, quilts have been used to remember, comfort, and honor servicemen and women and their loved ones.
And Quilts of Valor is a Foundation where they share the passion for covering veterans and service members touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
Make Your First Quilt with Alex Anderson is a brief and precise comprehensive visual guide to make a quilt for the first time or to use it as a refreshers course to remind yourself the basic technics.
The book lies flat, which is fantastic to leave your hands-free and to leave a page open that you're stuck on in the process. It is incredibly easy to follow with excellent clear instructions and photographs.
Norton House Quilting was born on a warm spring day in May, in 1968, 52 years ago. It was a day that my Grandma was working at my Grandpa’s 1836 Country Store (next door) because he had left to buy more baskets in Putney, VT.
Fat Quarters are awesome! Well, at least that is my opinion. I believe the reason why Fat Quarters are so popular is that of the dimensions. Fat quarters are pre-cut pieces of cotton fabric which are taken from a half-yard cut and then cut on the fold line from the width.
While on a short trip up to Maine this past weekend I was asked, "why do you quilt?". I replied with a quick answer of, "well my Grandma taught me - creating quilts and table runners is what defines who I am in the world."
They looked at me satisfied with my answer, but the question stuck to me like a pin to a magnetic bowl. Why do I indeed quilt and craft...? I asked myself. And then while driving home from the trip, it all made sense!
Why gift a quilt, table runner, or any fabric project without adding a label to state who it is made for? Not to mention to give you the creator (you) credit too. This blog post is about the benefits to adding quilt labels, how to add quilt labels and also information about the latest iron-on quilt book, hot off the press.