What Quilts Do.

"Basket" Doll or small wall hanging quilts by an 80 year old Amish quilt maker who would wish not to be named, or awarded a Blue Ribbon and who does not use rotary cutter or short cut methods. (complements of Rebecca Haarer Arts and Antiques)

Here’s what quilts do. Quilts…

– keep us warm
– make us smile
– help us remember
– keep us busy
– drive us crazy
– make our day
– make someone else’s day
– heal our wounds
– comfort others
– provide snuggle cover
– provide emergency aid
– help us feel better when we’re sick
– make us laugh
– make us proud
– make us money
– encourage our creativity
– help us connect
– teach us
– move us
– astonish us
– confuse us
…and as much as we love quilts, they love us right on back.

(Love, Mary.)

 

**Picture: “Basket” Doll or small wall hanging quilts by an 80 year old Amish quilt maker who would wish not to be named, or awarded a Blue Ribbon and who does not use rotary cutter or short cut methods. (complements of Rebecca Haarer Arts and Antiques)

 

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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on QNNtv.com. In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

10 thoughts on “What Quilts Do.

  1. Still looking for the name of a certain quilt pattern and instructions on modern way to go about constructing it.
    I think it’s called “diagonal decreasing rows”. Any clue, advice?

  2. My two cents worth on what quilts do for us.
    The rhythm that comes when hand sewing & hand quilting is soothing to the soul, brings peace to the mind as well.
    In the storm of thoughts that can bombard us during times of stress, it brings the calm. Helps us find our “peace filled self”.
    summed up:
    During our storm at sea, it brings the oasis of peace.

  3. I need instructions on how to cut the blocks for the friendship braid quilt using the half square hexagon block. I saw this on your show some time ago. I got your hexagon ruler. I am just getting around to making the quilt and don’t know how to cut the blocks. I have searched on your sight but I can. Not get it to come up. Please help me. Thanks

  4. Quilting was therapy when my grandson was killed in Afganastand I used the blocks from a welcome home quilt (along with a lot more) to make lap quilts for family.

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