I would like to thank Madame Samm for having me back again. This is Sharon from VroomansQuilts who shocked you with the shopping trip. Today I am sharing my family threads with you. This post is shared with my mother, Arlene, who has been sewing since she was 12 yrs. old, was a reknown seamstress, and began quilting in 1965. She was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilter's Hall of Fame in 1987 and one of the founding members of the Schoharie Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild (1987). But my mother didn't teach me to quilt. My knowledge is from the computer: on-line resources and bloggers. BUT, we share common threads.
Arlene - This scrappy string baby quilt is from 'Bright Ideas for Lap Quilts' by Georgia Bonesteel - 1990.
Sharon - This is a scrappy string spider web baby quilt - 2011. (Bonnie Hunter)
Sharon - This is 'Broken Crayons' that was inspired by my granson's love of matching my broken crayons with frabric to learn his colors - 2011. (original)
Arlene - 'Summer Blossoms' from 'Summer Weekend' by Black Bird Designs - 2001
Sharon - 'Jezebel' from Red Rooster Studios - 2011.
Sharon - 'Going North and South' an adaptation of a Quilt Along from PatchKat Blog - 2010
Arlene - combination of stack and whack and dimentional boxes - original - 2010.
Sharon - A play with the Hidden Wells technique and piano key border - 2010.
Arlene - original teaching technique of cutting and sewing several Birds in the Air blocks using Fat Quarters -
Sharon - 'American Birds' from Silverlinings by Linda Hibbert - 2009. (my year of learning paper piecing)
Arlene - collection of Asian frabics in original circle design - 2011.
Sharon - 'Lena's Poppies' designed for the memory of my greatgrandmother's love of poppies - 2010
Arlene - 'Let's Dance' - original design of southern belles on the dance floor (made of the old pattern - the bow tie) - 2004
Sharon - the piece that led me to quiting - original cross stitch design for 'Celebration of African Women' in 2008. I experimented with fabric framing, thread techniques, beading, and quilted the whole piece by hand with silk and metalic thread.
Although we had different beginnings and endings, we share many common threads in a love of a heritage craft. I am sharing with my daughter and friends. So no matter who shared their thread with you, pass it on to someone else. Our paths may lead us on a different journey, but they all started with the same thread.