My Quilts

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10 thoughts on “My Quilts

  1. I went to a quilting for dummies class – for the first sixteen years of my life. I grew up in a houseful of women, and there was always a quilt going. I learned to tie quilts and piece, and bind them. It is something I’ve just always done, and I’m glad for the skills. I often help my wife with her quilting projects now.

  2. I wish I knew how to quilt. When I think how beautiful these would be hanging on the wall or on someone’s bed, I wish I had the talent. I guess instead of wishing I should just do something about it and go take a class, right? Are there quilting classes for someone who doesn’t know anything? Quilting for dummies?

    • If you want to do it, all you have to do is start. Don’t worry about quality or skill at the beginning. These come with practice. Also, most quilt shops offer classes for beginners; and you can find thousands of YouTube videos that give step-by-step instructions. C’mon! Don’t be shy!

  3. Whenever I see quits like this I’m amazed at the artistry involved. I went to a quilt show the other day and got a close up look at some of these complicated patterns. Wow, I’d like to say these aren’t your Mom’s quilts, but that’s the great thing about this art form. They are your Mom’s, and your grandmother’s, and your great grandmother’s quilts. The basic patterns are still there, but constantly changing as they’re seen through new eyes. Thanks for a great blog.

    • There are many ways to skin a cat–so to speak. Some of these patterns are timeless, precisely because they lend themselves so well to different interpretations and styles. I just got through reading a book entitled, “Vintage Quilt Revival,” by Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich and Faith Jones (ISBN 978-1-62033-054-8), and it it one can find beautiful modern renditions of many of these traditional patterns.

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