June 6, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Marie Webster loved the flowers of the Dogwood tree, among the earliest to bloom each spring. She loved them so much she designed two quilts featuring Dogwood flowers. White Dogwood, pictured above, was first published in January, 1912 in Ladies’ Home Journal. Instead of a traditional square block format, White Dogwood has blocks set on…

May 26, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

Last week, we went outside with Jean Wells, and now we’re going to England with Shiela Betterton. I have to admit, I didn’t know about Shiela before I started volunteering at the Hall of Fame.  But now that I know her, I feel we would have been kindred spirits—both accidental volunteers, and both taken up…

May 20, 2020 tqhf1 2 comments

It’s a rainy day here and I wouldn’t be outside even without the stay-at-home order.  So it’s a good day for a “visit” with Jean Wells. Honoree Jean Wells Keenan has a birthday coming up on Saturday (May 23rd). Wish her a happy day on her Facebook page. You may know her as the founder…

May 5, 2020 tqhf1 6 comments

How many of you were quilting while Helen Kelley’s column, “Loose Threads,” appeared in Quilters Newsletter magazine?  I always felt like I was visiting with a good neighbor when I read her musings, and apparently many others did too because she successfully marketed three separate book collections of her articles. But after reading her Honoree…

April 28, 2020 tqhf1 1 comment

You wouldn’t think that Honoree Anne Orr could spark a controversy, but I bet I can put a spin on her that will start a debate—or at least get you thinking about your own work.  But before I stir up trouble, let me give you the basics about this Honoree. If Anne Champe Orr were…

April 27, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

I started writing this weekly blog to coincide with National Quilting Day, which was a Saturday.  But that timing doesn’t work for me very well, so we’re switching my posts to Tuesdays.  You would think that with the stay at home order, one day would be just the same as the next.  Well, it isn’t. …

April 25, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

This lovely eye candy is quilted by Honoree Amy Emms. She is well known for having said, “We all have a gift of some kind, and mine is quilting.” And wanted to let you know, Anna Harkins is switching her post day from Saturdays to Tuesdays. She will be here next Tuesday to share some…

April 18, 2020 tqhf1 No comments exist

It’s that time of year when a quilter’s fancy turns to thoughts of THE quilt show in Paducah.  Even if you’re not going, you want to go someday, or you’ve been at least once, or you know someone who is going.  It’s THE BIG SHOW.  But not this year! Sadly, QuiltWeek is another Corona Casualty….