Last week I posted about The Calico Jungle book and received such a lovely email from Wendy! She has a great blog called The Constant Quilter and had actually made a Calico Jungle inspired quilt! She graciously allowed me to share her photograph!
Isn't this lovely? You can see close-ups at her blog (and visit her blog for inspiration) here. Wendy actually knew Dahlov Ipcar--they were neighbors! This is what Wendy shared in her email:
I love this book of Dahlov's too. My favorite of hers is "Bug City". She was a dear friend and neighbor of mine for over 30 years. We miss her greatly here in Georgetown. She made fabulous soft sculptures for decades but only made one quilt in her lifetime for her son Bob. My greatest compliment was when after seeing my quilts, she called me an "artist". I made a Dahlov inspired quilt last September for my niece which is pictured on my blog (The Constant Quilter) if you would like to see it. Her son Charlie Ipcar keeps a wonderful Facebook page of her work. It is worth a visit. I am really looking forward to your children's book posts. Thanks for sharing.
Many of you enjoyed the story about Joseph Deibert and Emma Reichard. I found another article on Emma when I was packing away the research. Here is Emma at age 72 in 1953 with another one of her wonderful quilts!