November 25, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Even in 2020 there is much for which to be thankful! We are thankful for the art of quilting and all of the folks who have contributed to the world of quilting over the years! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

If you own a fascinator, now is the time to wear it; get out your white gloves too because we’re going to meet the Queen. Queen Bertha Stenge, that is—the 1930s-40s “Queen” of Chicago quilting. Of all the blogs I’ve written so far, this may be the hardest for two reasons.  The first is that…

November 11, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I hope the Michigan tourism office doesn’t mind my referencing their slogan as I write about an Honoree from their State.  Maybe after reading this, you’ll want to visit some of Mary Schafer’s quilts in East Lansing, so I think it’s a legitimate use.  But before we “travel” to the Great Lakes/ Wolverine/ Mitten state,…

November 5, 2020 tqhf1 1 comment

While doing some research today, I came across this story in Ruth Finley’s book, Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them. While discussing antiques and their ability to defy age, wear, and tear, Ruth writes about her Aunt Thankful’s sheets. There is scattered among the members of my family a set of twenty-four…

November 4, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

In looking for material for this week’s post, I noted an article in American Quilter titled “Thread Witch: The Magic Artistry of Ruth B. McDowell.” I was unable to locate and read the article, but the label for this Honoree stayed with me as I looked at her work. She really cast a spell on me,…

October 22, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Marie Webster Guild 10/21 Usually I write about a Hall of Fame Honoree, but today I want to talk about some women without whom there would be no Hall of Fame. The Marie Webster Quilt Guild of Marion Indiana is like most other guilds: they meet, have show and tell, and put on an annual…

October 2, 2020 tqhf1 8 comments

Road trip!  Who wants to go to a lovely little quilt shop in Wisconsin? Well. at least virtually that is.  But before we go, I’m sorry to report it, but I have Bloggers’ Block. I spent the time I should have been writing on Sunday in virtual study centers offered on Zoom by the American…

September 24, 2020 tqhf1 1 comment

How did you learn to quilt? In my case, no one in my family was a quilter, so I was introduced by a friend. I purchased four block of the month kits from JoAnns and gave it a try.  Then I started reading. I got Harriet Hargrave’s Quilter’s Academy books (freshman and sophomore years only—I…

September 16, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Idle hands may be the Devil’s workshop, but Grace Snyder must have put him out of business.  The story of her life is told in an autobiography written with her daughter titled No Time on My Hands.  One reason she had no time was that she made over 300 quilts including one containing over 87,000…