National Craft Month ’15

National Craft Month Dedication – Maureen

My great-grandparents were original homesteaders. My grandmother learned to sew out of necessity and would make dresses for her sisters based on pictures from order catalogues. She taught me to sew (and crochet) and I had been sewing most of my life; I would always have a project or two in the machine – up…

National Craft Month Dedication – Karen from Bowling Green, KY

“The quilt I decided to submit is one that I made for my husband’s Air Firce Retirement. I love this one because it reflects all his hard work during his 19 years of service. The fabric used are uniforms he wore during his time of active duty. I also used civil war repro fabric (cream,…

National Craft Month Dedication – Marla

“This is my 3rd quilt of about 37. I found the pattern (loosely based) in an old magazine of my mother’s. I made this in 2007 specifically for my kitty, Toya, who was 16 at the time and 23 when she died in 2014. My piecing had come a long way, and I’m most proud of the fact…

National Craft Month Dedication – Gwen from North Liberty, IA

“This is a quilt I made for my parents shortly after my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I love this quilt because it was made with love for my parents and was made almost totally from my fabric stash from some of favorite scraps from other quilts I made. I can see pieces of…

National Craft Month Dedication – Cindy

“I made this quilt to submit to the Minnesota State Fair in August 2014. When I saw the 2014 commemorative poster by Emily Taylor in June, I knew that I wanted to create a quilt based on that poster. So first I bought the poster and contacted the artist for permission. She referred me to…

National Craft Month Dedication – Mimi

“I love quilting and for some time, I’ve been fascinated with 2″ charms, and all the possibilities they offer. About 2 year ago, after seeing some rainbow quilts on the web, I decided to make one myself. To collect a wider variety of fabric, I took part in an international charm swap and started begging my quilting friends…

National Craft Month Dedication – Margo

“This was my first paper-pieced project. Once I got 10 blocks done, I was exhausted already, but it wasn’t necessarily the technique of building this block. The blocks and remaining pieces were put away in a box to be hauled around from one place to the next. It took 12 years before it saw the day of…

National Craft Month Dedication – Beverly

“I have attached a recent ‘cheddar’ quilt (Cross and Crown) I made after seeing a photo of an antique quilt with this pattern. I generally make a series of quilts in the same color genre until I run out of blocking ideas; then move on to something else. The first cheddar quilt I wanted to…

National Craft Month Dedication – Julie

“I just saw your National Craft Month giveaway post on facebook. What fun! I’m attaching photos of a quilt I made that I’m most proud of. A couple years ago our son’s best friends’ wife, Kyla, was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a complete shock to everyone as Kyla had had no symptoms and…

National Craft Month Dedication – Carol

My Daddy’s Ties “My Father was always dressed in a suit and tie for social occasions. When he passed in 2013, I wanted to create a memory quilt for each of his five children. I returned home with a bag full of ties and an idea. After recruiting my daughter to help, we began disassembling…

National Craft Month Dedication – Linda

“I am most proud of this quilt top that I’ve just finished in my favorite colors of red, white and black. A few weeks ago I was checking out my favorite quilting sites and I found a Fons & Porter YouTube tutorial for a Bento Box block. After I watched it, I went to my…

National Craft Month Dedication – Lisa & Michelle

“Lisa and I have been friends since college. She lives in Maine, where we went to school, and I now live in South Florida. She just took her son off to college for his freshman year this past fall. I thought it might be fun for us to do a project together and give her…

National Craft Month Dedication – Elaine

“I am proud to submit my version of a starburst quilt, made by me for the family of a U.S. soldier lost in Baghdad, Iraq, on June 6, 2007.  In this rendition of the starburst, the large center star represents Matthew. The medium-sized stars represent his surviving parents, grandparents and siblings, and the smallest stars…

National Craft Month Dedication – Michelle & Teri

“Here is a quilt my best friend Teri and I made long distance. She actually bullied me into doing it – I was terrified since it was curves and thousands of tiny pieces, and only my second quilt ever. But I can’t turn away from a challenge so we got together a couple of times to…