Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Quilts and Human Rights Wins Prize

The Quilts and Human Rights book that I was honored to co-author with my Michigan State University Museum colleagues, Marsha MacDowell, Lynne Swanson and Mary Worrall was awarded the prestigious Chicago Folklore Prize from the University of Chicago. You can find a review of it on the World Literature Today site, https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2016/november/quilts-and-human-rights-marsha-macdowell-mary-worrall-lynne-swanson-beth-donaldson. If you haven't got your copy yet, you can find it at Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Quilts-Human-Rights-Marsha-MacDowell/dp/0803249853.

You can also find many quilts from the book and many other quilts about human rights on the Quilt Index website, http://www.quiltindex.org/search_results.php?collection=Quilts%20and%20Human%20Rights.

Just downloaded my EQ8 upgrade and will be trying it out tonight.

Till next time....Happy Stitching

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Colleen's String Star

I just finished this queen-size quilt for my daughter. The center was an old quilt top she bought at Goodwill for $2.98. I hand-washed, re-cut and re-sewed the string stars.
When half was done, I had them photographed side-by-side so you can see the difference. The block were about 14", but after cutting them down, they are now 12".

The border was re-sewn from a small four patch quilt top. I won it at a silent auction.

Also in the auction offering was about 4 yards of nile green solid. I used the nile green solid to finish the borders and binding. The auction was many years ago at the Quilters Hall of Fame annual induction weekend. I was bidding against Eleanor Burns (yes, the Eleanor Burns). When she saw how much I wanted it, she very graciously quit upping the bid.

Till next time.....Happy Stitching