Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New life for an old quilt...

My cousin, Amy, contacted me a few months ago and asked me if I could quilt an old quilt top that she had come across recently.   It's a double wedding ring pattern, and the top was in excellent condition and from the 1930s.  It was all hand-pieced and I could tell that the quilter who pieced it was an accomplished quilter.  The bright yellows of the top made me decide that it needed an equally cherry backing, so I backed it with a matching yellow, and bound it in that as well.  I would imagine the original quilter who pieced this top so many decades ago has gone on to her reward now, but I'd like to think that she would be pleased that her work has now been finished off with this quilt.  :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Featured Quilter at the Jonesboro Quilt Show 2013

I was both honored and humbled when I was asked a few months ago to be one of four male featured quilters to exhibit some of my works at the 2013 Jonesboro Quilt Show, which was April 13-14.  At first I was hesitant because I thought mine wouldn't be good enough and also because of the distance (about 2.5 hours from where I live).  But after talking some more with the organizer of the show, I decided why not.  I'm really glad that I did, too, because it was a fun experience and was kind of fun being showcased like that.  :)   Below are some pics from the exhibit.