Diane, thanks for the pictures. A very discouraging and disappointing harvest for sure. We have no crops, only grass, and its been a challenging year here also, but not devastating, like what you are going through. We had rain for the first time in what seems like months. I can't recall the last rain, although I know my husband could pinpoint the day. Praying for a better year next year for all whose livelihoods depend on the land and livestock.
Diane - good to hear from you on the Vintage Quilts group. Hope things are going well for you and your family. I always liked hearing what you were working on at any given time.
Since hand quilting my daughter's DWR quilt in 2012, I've been in major quilting slump. I seem to be getting back into the swing of things lately.
We are enjoying being grandparents to DD's little 18 month old boy. They just live about 3 hours away from us in Yuma, CO, so we can go out and back in a day if we want to. DS and his wife work with us here on the ranch, which is great, too, but they have no children yet.
The quilt study center in Lincoln is pretty impressive. Hope you get a chance to stop in sometime.
Diane. I just enjoyed going through pictures of your quilts. They are so pretty. I am into scraps and enjoy Bonnie Hunter. I was wondering what is the name of quilt #60. You said that you made several big quilts of scraps. Do you remember where you got the pattern. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks Barbara Donaldson
Diane, I remembered your interest in feed sacks, and thought of you when I saw this information poste. Lucas is a little town about 15 miles due East of Osceolo on Highway er.
Sat. Feb. 23…”Iowa History in a Cloth Bag” by Michael Zahs from Riverside, Iowa. Come hear the story of how Iowa women used feed sacks to clothe their families, make quilts and other household items. 10:00 at the Lucas Fire Station FREE everyone is welcome even non-quilters! Presented by the Lucas Sew & Sews and the Chariton Valley Piecemakers and Humanities Iowa.
Diane, have I understood some of your comments correctly? Do you sometimes restore old quilts? Would you perhaps be able to help me? I have a quilt top that my grandmother pieced and appliqued for me and gave to me when I was in my twenties, so I have had it for 40 years. My grandmother lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and was a typical thrifty New Englander. She saved scraps, and she had access to the bolt ends and seconds from the Massachusets fabric mills, so the fabrics used are some she collected during the 30's and 40's. My newest lab puppy got mad at me for leaving him home while I ran errands, and chose to mall the quilt. I know that it will never be the same,but I am hoping that it can be mended. I would appreciate any assistance,guidance,help that you might be able to give me.
I looked through your photo gallery and you have some amazing quilts. I quilt all my quilts by hand too. I make a mess trying to machine quilt. I have pieced several by machine, but I enjoy hand piecing and hand applique, too.
Hi Diane, Haven't heard much from you lately on the hand quilting group and I've been wondering how you are doing. I'm not sure if you'll end up with the snow storm that passed through here yesterday, but hope it will have snowed itself out by the time it reaches you. :) We needed the moisture and ended up with about 5", but certainly not the blizzard they predicted, although maybe the central part of the state got the worst of it. Hope all is well with you and your family. Thanks for the compliment on the DWR. I will not be making another one!
Thanks for the compliment on my quilt Diane! It always makes me feel better when a quilter likes something I made! You should've seen me taping this quilt to the floor the figure out how to do the border! The pattern was for a wall-hanging but my daughter wanted it to be big enough for her to cuddle under. Things we do for our kids!!! lol