Quilting is meant to be a joyful and fun activity. I believe that quilts bring comfort to others. Here is an example. My friends wanted to show support for a fellow quilter going through some medical issues and we gifted her a quilt. Below is the result I think this quilt is truly a ray of sunshine.
First I want to apologize for posting large photos. I am working on improving my tech skills. Here are two more delightful blocks from Barbara Lindgren's My Small World.
Notice how Barbara changed House block 4 into a music store. I hope these photos inspire others during their My Small World adventures. The next picture shows whimsical fabrics chosen for the arched doors. The pieces are small, perhaps this is a time when a large photo would be appropriate. Ha.
I found some photos that I took while teaching a class for "My Small World." I so enjoyed show and tell. Here's why. Pictured below is a portion of Barbara Lindgren's quilt.
I will be in Waseca, MN on June 23rd at 7 p.m. talking about feed sacks to the local quilt guild. The meeting is held at the Trainer Center for Sacred Heart Church.
Have we forgotten our roots or were they just smarter back then? Today we think we're clever if we remember to bring our own bags to the grocery store and feel pretty virtuous for going "green." Feed sacks were the ultimate green packaging. The sacks held feed for chickens, hogs and more. Don't forget about the smaller flour and sugar sacks. When these items were emptied, thrifty folks re-purposed these sacks again and again.
For the June program, I will give a brief history of feed sacks. Come see fun feed sack items and feed sack quilts.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 30 years and teaching classes for 10 years. My goal is to inspire people to begin their quilting journey, to finish projects already started and to share my passion for quilts.