Friday, June 27, 2008

Turning Twenty Quilt Show


I've been wanting to learn how to quilt for a long time. Until one night, I was blog hopping and discovered Donna's blog. Her enthusiasm is so contagious that I ordered a book from Tricia. I will attempt to quilt for the first time and Donna offered to help. Donna is also having a Turning Twenty Quilt Show and by participating you will be entered to win a prize. If you are interested, please go visit her blog for more info. She is giving away a lot of door prizes! Above is a quilt from my mother-in-law. I think this is a different kind of quilt ... I am not that familiar with quilting but you can tell there were a lot of efforts and times spent in completing the above.


This one is another quilt, again from my MIL ... in those days, they used old clothes, neckties, etc to quilt a blanket. I think this one was all done by hand as opposed to machine quilting. Both of the above are very old, we decided not to use them due to wear and tear ... they are a keepsake.

I am editing this post to add this link. This is a wonderful organization that quilts for veterans to show they care. Please check it out by clicking the link. Thank you.

15 comments:

Donna said...

Nance,

I am so glad that you have decided to try quilting! I think you will love it!

Thanks also for advertising my "Turning Twenty" Quilt Show!

It should be alot of fun. I will be more than happy to help you when you get your pattern! Just yell at me!

Good Luck and keep me up to date!

Donna

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Nance, These are beautiful! My grandmother quilted, also! I don't know that she ever purchased a spread or comforter, but instead made all of their quilts for their bedding! And she saved everything too! ...old dresses, clothes, but probably never ties, because they were country folks, and weren't fancy enough for ties..."smiles"!
What wonderful keepsakes you have!

Hugs, Rhonda ;)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Nance,
How wonderful that your are going to learn how to quilt! I can't wait to see your first piece.
Penny

Joanne Kennedy said...

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Don't you just love the quilt that Donna is making. She is wonderful isn't she.

How fun you are going to try one yourself. Can't wait to see yours.

Hugs,
Joanne

Donna said...

Nance,

What a wonderful idea! I will put my thinking cap on the see if I can come up with some way for all of us to contribute!

Maybe another Turning Twenty quilt of red, white, and blue fat quarters!

Thanks for the information!

Donna

Mari said...

Nance, that will be wonderful. Show us your quilt once you're done with it.

nini said...

hey, good luck and keep updating us!!! gardening, quilting, blogging, etc, etc... you're amazing, nance.

Mari said...

Nini, don't forget she paints, also.

ghee said...

Hi Nance,

My former student in my old place was a quilt instructor.I may say that her work makes her life so peaceful,cheerful and healthy.I think thats a great diversion and wud help you improve your skill....but do take care of your eyes. ;)
hope all is well with u...

cheers!!
ghee

nona said...

Good luck nance, magandang libangan iyan.Makakagawa ka na ng personalized design, don't forget to share it with us. :)

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Hello Nance, wow! Quilting! Go for it:) Did you ever see the movie, How To Make An American Quilt? It's a good movie. Lots of girlfriends there (and family).

God Bless

Points of View said...

wow!i had tried doing quilt when i was in high school..it was a school project.

nice quilt you have here.keep it up nance!;)

ann said...

Hindi ko yan nasubukan, cross stitching lang ako.

Rhondi said...

Nance
You are going to love quilting. But be warned it's addictive. In a good way of course!
I have been quilting for 4 years and it is so much fun. Find out where the nearest quilt guild is and go to one of their meetings. You'll meet lots of wonderful ladies who quilt and be very inspired by the show and tell.
Can't wait to see what you make.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lisa said...

Beautiful quilt. Good luck with your first quilting efforts too.

I'll be sure to check back to see how it's coming along.