"I just hope that the quilts themselves, like art, give people a chance to wake up, to be just a little bit bigger than the ordinary, which is what we ask of art, what we ask of literature, what we ask of our faith, what we ask of our deepest and most important relationships and you know — what more? If one person in one exhibition is touched, that’s great."-- Ken Burns interview
The quilts owned by Ken Burns will be exhibited at the Wisconsin Quilt Show (September 8-10). There's a great interview you can read here and for a look at some of those quilts, go to the Nebraska Public Media website here.
Things our foremothers knew
The November 1916 issue of Modern Priscilla featured Christmas gifts. Included in that round up were patterns for cotton vegetable bags for storage in the refrigerator.
I'm wondering if my posts seem less quilt centered.
The reason is simple. The digital photographs I had on an external hard drive got "corrupted" and are not available for use. Yes, I need to rephotograph the quilts. I need to get a camera as well.
And I need to get better. A few weeks ago, my neck went in to spasms and I'm not able to lift stacks of quilts right now. I'm under the care of a doctor, on my second cycle of steroids and muscle relaxers. I'm hoping to be able to turn my head to the left by next week. I'm fine. My husband is here to help and drive me wherever I need to go. I'm getting by and it's much better than it was. Just be patient please.
So in the meantime, I will continue to post about odd sewing things and anything which is in reach and can be photographed with the phone.
Have a safe and happy day!