Kitchenware - 2017
com -- Jenny Doan demonstrates how to use the Lil' Twister tool from Country Schoolhouse Designs. The tool comes in two sizes - the Lil'.
Kristen Nichols, a thoughtful artist and blogger from Massachusetts, e-mailed Maria Friday shortly after 2 p. m. to tell her that she had just discovered that some of the Gee's Bend Quilters were going to be in Brattleboro, Vt. at 5:30 p. m as... We got there, the streets were packed with people, we made it to crowded gallery and there were three of the quilters in the lobby working on fabrics for quilts. Gee's Bend is the inspiration for much of Maria's life as an artist, she was so excited, I wanted very much to go along, I wasn't sure we could get there in time. Maria made a pilgrimage to Gee's Bend in Alabama last year, Gee's Bend is a kind of homecoming for her, the quilters their share her notion of creativity: they take discarded fabrics and make beautiful and original quilts with them, they do it the... The Gee's Bend quilters are descended from slaves who lived and worked on a huge plantation, the Pettway Plantation. They made quilts out of necessity, mostly to keep warm in the wooden shacks they lived. The quilters remember picking cotton when they were fix and six, they had no money and often went hungry. All their quilts were made of worn out clothes and towels and blankets. Because they were invisible, working in a remote inlet in Alabama, no art professors or critics told them what to do, so they did what they wanted and made some amazing art. There were three quilters from Alabama there in Brattleboro, one of them, Maria Delia Pettway Thibodeaux, invited her to sit down and sew with her, and I nearly cried watching these two – sisters in art – work together for nearly a half an hour. Maria was radiant, she learned some new stitches, she said she felt totally star struck. We looked at the quilts, saw a half-hour film about the quilters, and then got some yogurt at a new place on Main Street. We were home shortly after 9, tired and very happy. Maria was still beaming. Maria said she was grateful that I wanted to come, but this puzzled me, as why wouldn't I want to come. It was a very special night for the two of us, I'm grateful we made the dash. I'd drive a lot farther to see the joy and meaning in her face, sitting there with Delia. (Maria's conversation with Delia was recorded by a reporter for Vermont Public Radio, it will probably be aired in the next few days.Source: Bedlam Farm Journal
JACK DEMPSEY-Stamped White Quilt Blocks. Create a beautiful quilt top using this great kit. It consists of individual squares to stitch and join together to form a quilt top. The stitching designs have been stamped using ink that washes away with any liquid and the fabric is a cotton/poly blend broadcloth. This package contains six 18x18 inch quilt squares, instructions for completion and care, and complete list of DMC floss requirements. Fabric, backing, batting, hoop, needle, thread, and floss all sold separately. Design: Chicken Scratch Hearts. Made in USA. This product meets the oversized requirement per UPS/FedEx. The shipping weight reflected is the dimensional weight. This product also meets the large package requirement per UPS/FedEx. The estimated shipping cost will include this fee.
RACHEL'S OF GREENFIELD-Stars have long been a favorite pattern for quiltmakers. This little gem is reminiscent of the quilts your grandmother made. Small red and blue stars shine brightly against their scrappy triangles background. The scrap look gives it a warm, traditional ambiance. Kit includes all 100% cotton fabrics needed to complete entire quilt (including quilt top, back, and binding), batting, quilting designs and complete instructions. Colors are red, navy, midnight, and an assortment of neutral shades ranging from cream to paper bag. Finished size: 22x22.
The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is raffling off a quilt made by Amanda Whitsel to raise money benefitting ... The drawing will be on Dec. 12 during a live Nativity scene event. The winner does not have to be present. For more information call ...
"When they made that commitment ... She paved the way for quilting to be treated as a serious art form. She has also supported numerous art and community organizations across the region, including the St. Catharines and Area Arts Council, Rodman Hall ...
(October 2, 2015) – Handmade quilts have provided comfort to the families of fallen officers ... Donations can be also be made online.