Tag: quilt stories

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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…

National Craft Month Dedication – Phyllis

“My favorite quilt is the first one (besides one made in a beginner class) I ever made. My then three-year-old grandson loved what he called ‘broken barns’. I drove him around the countryside to see them and took photos. Quilting friends suggested a quilt made with photos. It became an engineering challenge to print the…

National Craft Month Dedication – Barb

I’m excited to share my quilt I designed, pieced and quilted last year. I call it Bucks, Bears & Bear Claws. I made this quilt for a dear friend of mine, Dan, who got remarried last year. Dan is an avid hunter and loves wildlife, so I knew I had to include Colorado mule deer and…