Just finished my Christmas in Aus scrappy quilt, made from random leftover blocks, green batik and some strange precut squares with Christmas decorations printed on non traditional coloured backgrounds. I am very happy with a number of parts of this, especially the free motion quilting. #quiltsofinstagram#quilting#quilts
Did you spend Thursday out all night partying with your quilt BFFs? Start your Friday with something even stronger and tastier than coffee - quilt preservation! Ok, maybe I can’t promise you a jolt of caffeine, but I can promise you great info about museum quality storage, tips for modern and heirloom quilts, and a picture of my dog 🐶 So come to my Quilt Preservation 101 lecture Friday, bright and early at 9am!
Sewing people are THE BEST PEOPLE! This Sesame Street print was the exact print from my over-loved security quilt when I was a girl. I asked if @marinaclark56 would sell it to me, instead we did a swap! I’m going to make a quilt for my youngest boy, and then keep it for grand kiddies. She also sent me this cute pin cushion too!!!! So generous 😍
Detail from The Major Samuel Ringgold Memorial Quilt. This square is more elaborate than similar squares on Baltimore Album quilts. Four ruched roses replace the simpler floral shapes more standard to this particular block. The eagle above the inscribed "Ringgold" is used in at least one other quilt but here the inscription is additionally embellished with crossed flags and standards and "Ringgold" is outlined with cut steel beads. Pictured in "For Purpose and Pleasure" by Sandi Fox. For more information about this quilt and similar quilts, read this book.
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You know those days that are so jam packed with awesome that you hardly have time to even check Instagram? That was today. I’ll post more pictures soon, but a true highlight of the day was a moving lecture on the AIDS Quilt by @yomaryfons. I cried. I laughed. I learned. @yomaryfons is collecting donations for the National Minority AIDS Council. Find her and donate if you are able! And see her special exhibit on the AIDS Quilt!