Good morning everyone. It has been a long time since I last blogged. Yesterday marked my first speaking engagement regarding quilts at our Christian Women’s luncheon in Springfield, Missouri. I had some helpers and after I gave my little speech on some of the history of quilting, we had about 8-9 quilts that we displayed to the audience. I wish I had a picture of one of the quilts from our group. It was a redwork quilt of Snowmen with beautiful red/white blocks. Ms. Claire Johnson won best in show for hand quilting at the quilt show in Springfield, MO in 2012, and, for the same quilt one best for single quilter (meaning that the entire quilt, including quilting was done by Ms. Johnson). It was a sight to behold as were the others.
I obtained the dresden plate quilt blocks I am about to show from a former neighbor. If my recollection is correct, her grandmother made these blocks 40+ years ago and she had just held on to them. Knowing I was a quilter, they brought the squares to me to see if I could make them a quilt. I made the quilt with a small sashing to try to keep in scale and keep colors, etc., in tune with the blocks as well as 2 borders. Large outside border I am doing a piano key border on and will show that in future pics. I have just started to custom quilt and below are some beginning pictures. Brad and Janet, here you go.