Who doesn't admire vintage quilts made with lush silks and velvets in beautifully gently fading colors? These two quilts belong to my sister-in-law in Chicago and I am guilty of the sin of coveting!!!!
Georgetown University Hospital treated Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell, an Army officer severely burned in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. His wife, Mel, made a quilt to say thank you. This remembreace quilt is hanging in the entrance, near the waiting room, along with a plaque and a copy of the book Mel and Brian wrote, "Face the Fire."
I did not sew this quilt, but got a great deal on it at a house sale in Highland Park, Illinois. It needed some care, so I patched a silk piece with a vintage tie, and sewed up some velvet that was flapping off. Who knows what that did to the value of the quilt but I have it hanging in one piece in front of our Stickley bench and I feel happy and inspired whenever I look at it!
A beautiful, spacious fabric shop just opened in downtown Narberth, PA. Friendly and interesting store owner, Johanna Hertz gave me a tour of her shop. She carries lots of Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Joel Dewberry
and poka dots and stripes oh, my! And batiks, yes!