National Craft Month Dedication – Susan

“This Dresden Plate is my favorite quilt so far. It resides on my sister’s bed, as it was made for her. As I collected fabric for the quilt, a little at a time, I knew it was for her.

She is such a good person, I wanted to do something really special for her. After completing the first block, I was in love. I knew I was going to have a hard time parting with this quilt, so I got in my car and drove to her work place. I called her to come down to my car. When she got there I asked her “do you like this block”, of course she said, “I love it”. At that moment I gave it to her.

Once it was hers I could go ahead and complete it without struggling with wanting it for myself. I chose the colors with her in mind. She likes things that are old and these colors reminded me of what they may have had back in the day.

I used invisible thread and a blanket stitch to sew down the plates. I used the Wrights Easy Dresden Ruler to make the fans. I had my sister’s best friends do the beautiful longarm quilting, which in my opinion, makes the quilt. She did it all free hand. I entered it in our local state fair and it placed First in the large machine quilt division.”

Susan from Beaumont, Texas

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