Sew & Tell – January/February 2006

Five Generations of Quilters
Velma Prather Smith (left) and
Zelma Prather Weibel (right) are 93-year-old twins who have been quilting since their mother taught them when they were
seniors in high school. They have passed along their love of quilting to three more generations. Quilting has enriched their lives
with friends and has kept them young. This photo shows them with their latest creation, Infinity Blocks, from the March/April 2005
issue of Love of Quilting.
Joann Moe (Zelma’s Daughter), DeWitt, NE
Barns for Barns
When I saw Country Barns in the September/October
1997 issue of your magazine, I knew I would make it someday because my maiden name is Barnes. I tweaked your house pattern to
create rows of country barns and houses. My quilt is backed with flannel to give it extra cozy comfort.

I love your scrappy quilt ideas. Keep up the excellent work!
Marie Stewart, Hennessey, OK
Note from Editors: The September/October 1997 issue is no longer available, but instructions for Country Barns are in the book Our Best
Seasonal Quilts by Fons & Porter
Workshop Finishers
Here is a picture of the Corner Quilters who participated
in a November 2001 Fons & Porter workshop and completed their quilts. Thanks for all your hints, stories, and the fun time.
Front, L to R: Sue Burchett, Marie Tiemann, Connie Kite, Lois DeBaere.
Back, L to R: Carol Hornbuckle, Edi Norris, Phyllis Mayer, Carolyn Steinbrink.
Edi Norris, Shenandoah, IA
Northwoods in the South
I have been receiving your magazine since the first issue,
and I continually look through back issues for quilting ideas. When my daughter asked for a quilt that was “northwoodsy,” I immediately thought of
Northwoods Cabin from the November/December 1997 issue. I added extra borders to make it a queen-size quilt.
Jane Varley, Maitland, FL
Note from Editors: The November/December 1997 issue is no longer available, but instructions for Northwoods Cabin are in the book Our Best
Seasonal Quilts by Fons & Porter
50th Anniversary Memories
I made this memory quilt for the 50th wedding anniversary
of my sister Delores and her husband Bob. The quilt includes patchwork blocks and photo transfers of them and their growing family.
Keep the issues coming!
Judy Clayton, Gainesville, MO

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