My mom made 2 Log Cabin quilts from a class she took. I love this quilt and kept it hanging on the wall of on the wall in our nursery for years. Over time it faded. It was a sunny room and I have heard that 'reds' fade.
Seminole Sampler, 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore, is a bright and cheerful quilt shop chocked full of patterns books,notions, and of course fabric fabric and more fabric bolts plus tons of FQ's. This shop has the largest selection of batik fabric I have seen. Many quilt samples hung around the shop and suspended from the ceiling. I asked owner Linda Hampton Schiffer a pattern question and she pulled out a pencil and sketched out several ideas for me!
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!