So here is a post just for fun. Most of you don't need a creative jumpstart but it's a good technique for that as well.
Years ago I subscribed to an early website called Quilt History List. I think it stopped being active about 6 or 7 years ago. It was a fun site and I learned a lot about quilt history there. But the most memorable question asked there was one I would like to ask you:
What was your first textile memory?
Whenever I've asked that question of folks, they usually have something pop into their head immediately. They don't even have to be sewers or creative. I've always thought this would make a great quilt guild challenge. Everyone is different and there is no right or wrong answer. I'm just wondering if you would like to share what just popped into your head and I'll share comments on Thursday of this week.
1950s fabric ad.
My Mom remembers that when she was very young her mother sent fabric out to be accordian pleated. When the fabric came back, her mother made her a skirt of the fabric.
Patti isn't a sewer but she remembers her grandmother's patchwork quilt filled with different fun fabrics (probably novelties) that she loved to study.
What is your first textile memory? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll share your replies on Thursday!
A bonus today is found on Barbara Brackman's website, Cloud of Quilt Patterns. The block is "Allentown" and you can check it out here! I would love to make a paper pieced pattern for this and whip up a small version!
Have a safe and happy day!