A Dragonfly Takes Flight

George Shuster

Our occassional correspondent George Shuster wrote to share his latest amazing creation -- and to request some help from all you quilt fans out there. 

For those of you unfamilar with George's "clothes label" quilts, check out this article. Here's what George had to say about his newest:

Hope all's well.

Thought you might be interested in seeing my latest label quilt (below). To give you a sense of it's scale, the wingspan is 5 feet, and all the veins are hand embroidered. It's a much larger version of the Anax junius (the Common Green Darner dragonfly) that I did previously. I think it my best yet. Hope you like it.

It did deplete my stash of labels, so if you see any stray labels hanging around, you know where they would find a welcome home!!

All my best,

George

George Shuster is Chairman, President, and CEO of Cranston Print Works Co. in Rhode Island. He is an amateur cetologist (a whale watcher), an avid stonemason, and a champion Masters' Rower in what he calls the "ideal geezer sport."

Got labels? Send them George's way:

Cranston Print Works Co.
1381 Cranston St.
Cranston, RI 02920

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REALLY CUTE. I SAVE MY TAGS ON TIES AND USE UP ALL THE SMALL PIECES DOWN TO 1". SOUNDS CRAZY BUT I HATE TO THROW THEM AWAY. YOU CAN SEND SOME TO ME TOO: 1026 CENTRAL ROAD,CLEMMONS,NC 27012 THANKS
Gorgeous
Love it!
Dragonfly
I've collected woven labels for years, and have made 2 wall hangings from some of them. Never thought about making a full "sheet" of fabric before. Thanks for idea.
HOLY DRAGONFLY, BATMAN!
This is amazing, George! Now I'm kicking myself for tossing out all those labels that drive me crazy! Congrats on a fabulous idea, fabulously executed!!
Drangonfly
Amazing quilt.
DRAGONFLY
TRULY BEAUTIFUL...THANKS FOR SHARING...I MADE A VEST WITH LABELS SEVERAL YEARS AGO.....THEY ARE LOVELY LOGOS
Awesome!
I often cut out my labels, as they really itch!! So now I have a place to send them, instead of throwing them out. I knew someone would have a use for them some day!!!
Dragonfly
Awesome quilt. I just discarded scraps under 1 1/2" becasuse they were too small.

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