Oh my! So many wonderful stories, some funny, some heart wrenching, some showing such strong women of selfless courage who deserve a lot of appreciation in return.
If I had my way I’d send a free copy to everyone! But we did this the old fashioned way and drew a random name instead!
And The Winner Is ----
Christy! ((No last name but she did include an email address))
My mother, of course. After all, she is the one who dragged me to quilt shops as a kid and when, after five or six years of being toted along, I saw a fabric I couldn't live without...well naturally, she bought it for me.
She also helped me draft out a log cabin pattern and figure how much fabric I would need to make it. She is the one responsible and accountable for sharing with me what is now a passion for both of us.
We now do annual shop hops together. The one year I couldn't be with her (I was teaching in Alaska and she was in New York), I called all the shops on the hop she would be visiting with another of our friends. I arranged to have a gift certificate waiting for her at each of the nine shops.
At the last one (our favorite shop too), I called as she was there and told her I love her and couldn't wait to do the next one together.
My mom's name is Charlene and she is also my best friend.
Thanks for such a great give-away idea!
Christy, this story has me all teary-eyed! Sheesh, can I be your mom too? LOL! Please email me at Quiltville@gmail.com and include a special note to your mom that I can send with the book, along with your mom’s address and I’ll get it on it’s way to her! I'm hoping you can do this right away as I need to have it packaged up before I leave for Texas in the morning.
I spent some time today, in between the packing and repacking in getting ready for Texas tomorrow, editing the photos from my Antique Mall Hop!
Well, I lost my marbles LONG AGO --- but I found them in Lexington! LOL! However, I still have not found my bluetooth ear thing for my phone.
And Look!!! I did find my favorite Partridge Family Lunch Box!! OH, I loved this lunch box when I was a kid. I really thought they should ditch Tracy, and let ME play the part on the TV show. I was cuter, and had much more personality and could play that tambourine much better…LOL! ((These are the fantasies of a typical 3rd grade girl back then!)) Even that bus looks patchworky! Do you think this has had any influence on me as a quilter? Who knows!
One of the booths had bags and purses and other travel type items, and I saw these, instantly thinking how nice they would be as a “busy bag” carry along for sewing supplies on travels. I liked the pink one. I didn’t get it…but I am always on the look out for fun stuff to travel with.
So on to the photos! I saw a LOT of humble lumpy quilts. And I know I am drawn to RED…always red. What can I say! My fave is the one with the equalateral triangles set in a “Jack’s Chain” kind of setting. You’ll know it when you see it!
There was also an AMAZING redwork with such detail….and I loved this flying geese style strippy…the hand quilting on it was phenomenal but like many of those old red prints with the black detail on them…the blacks have disintegrated the fabric leaving holes in the red. Still, it was a treat to see all of these. There are some pics of machines I was amazed with too…fun details, and also some coverlets, which I love! Enjoy!
There were too many photos to show ALL the thumbnails on the page, so you’ve gotta click the side show to view them all! I was a bit photo happy, but isn’t that honey-comb/jack’s chain variation above AWESOME?!
Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one!