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
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For an updated look, this Yosemite Coverlet Set can bring a brand new esthetic to any room. The coverlet is made from polyester microfiber for easy care and the mesh of navy, medium blue, and earth tones come together with thin striping to create a beautiful look. The two shams that come with this set have corresponding striping to match the coverlet perfectly. For added color and dimension, three decorative pillows are worked into this collection with zig zag patterns and stripes to add a pop to the top of bed. Coverlet & Sham: 100% polyester microfiber, 75gsm brushed printed fabric face, solid polyester brushed fabric reverse, 85% cotton 10% polyester 5% rayon fill, all over quilted with self fabric binding, prewash finish Square Pillow: 100% polyester microfiber
All-day LifeStride comfort and updated styling at a remarkable value. These Quilt Stretch Boots provide three seasons of wear featuring SoftSystem comfort elements. Made by LifeStride, these women's riding boots have a quilted back panel for style with a stretch inset for ideal fit. Low heels provide just the right amount of lift without compromising stability. Made of durable, leather-like polyurethane with a flexible outsole, these durable women's boots have a convenient exterior side zipper for easy on and off. * Diamond quilt pattern on back of the calf * Top elastic stretch insert for ideal fit * SoftSystem comfort elements * Faux leather upper and traction outsole with low 1" heel * Exterior side zipper for easier on and off * Imported * Spot clean only * Sizes: 6-11, half sizes through 9 1/2 * Widths: M with regular calf or W with wide calf LifeStride footwear provides women with comfortable and fashionable shoes for every occasion in extended sizes and widths. LifeStride shoes offer the perfect casual shoes for weekends, pumps to complement your wear to work outfits and dressy pumps and heeled sandals for weekend parties you can't miss. Here you will find the perfect LifeStride shoe styles such as casual boots, wear to work flats, wedges and mid-heel patent pumps. You can shop the latest LifeStride footwear at our store and find a variety of sandals, Mary Jane pumps and heels, walking shoes, pointy flats and pointy pumps in regular and extended sizes and widths.
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.