I think I am going to name Sue our roving reporter. She always sends me the most interesting things! So to start us off... how about a talk about scrap quilts?
Sue sent this wonderful video about scrap quilts!
Yes, I prefer the term "humble" instead of scrap!
How about some free quilt patterns?
Art Gallery Fabrics has a free pattern page here!
***A while ago, many of us were sending blocks to Claudia Pfeil for quilts for Ukrainian relief. Want to see what happened to them? Sue sent a wonderful link to photos of the quilts. As Sue said, "It's inspiring!" Check it out here.
Weird Musing: An item (like a quilt) is considered an antique if it is 100 years old.
A vintage item is at least 20 years old (according to most websites). I have also heard a quilt needs to be 30 or 40 years old to be considered vintage.
Retro is also a term thrown around these days. It means it's old (but not vintage or antique) and probably out of style which may make it hip.
In 8 years, quilts from the 1930s will officially be antique.
Quilts from 2002, 1992 and/or 1982 are considered vintage ??? That freaks me out. I'm off to sew...
The picture of the toy sewing machine makes me sweat! They would make me so frustrated. Never worked well. Just did chain stitch. I was about 9 yrs old when I declared they should all be thrown in the ocean and started using my mother's Kenmore. Almost 70 yrs later and I still haven't recoverd.ReplyDelete