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I Remember…

January 26, 2007

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I remember the first quilt that I saw that made me want to learn to quilt. It was in Nashville, Indiana. A friend and I were in Brown County that weekend to enjoy the fall leaves and were sightseeing in Nashville, a quaint village with artists’ shops, gift shops, and great little restaurants. This was 1975 or ’76.

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The quilt was hanging in one of those shops up high in the log rafters. It was in muted tones of browns, greens and golds, maybe a little burgandy thrown in there too (hey, it’s my memory, so it can be any color I want, right?!) As I remember, it was a Double Nine-Patch. I was in awe of it and decided then and there that I wanted to learn to quilt like that. I had no idea that it would take me 30 years to get that point.

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8 comments

  1. I had a similar experience in Ohio, in an Amish village. My grandma crocheted afghans by the boatload, but she never made quilts so I was unaware of their existance until that inspiring moment. Just ten years ago.


  2. I had aunts who quilted and I got one for a wedding gift. It was Sunbonnet Sue with a parasol. Unfortunately, my daughters used it on their bed and it wore out. I always thought quilting was too difficult and too precision for me. That was before I heard about Maverick quilting. I am so glad a friend dragged me kicking and screaming into the quilting world!


  3. I printed out a picture of the quilt to show to my Thurs. night group-Were your ears ringing? There were many OOOOOs and AHHHHHHss. Look how far you have come- just wonderful!


  4. Oh, I don’t think for a minute you know how to add right. It certainly didn’t take you 30 years! Your work is beautiful and I suspect it always was.


  5. Thanks for the pictures of Nashville. It’s such a wonderful place. I was there in October a few years ago, and I thought that New England couldn’t top the amazing fall color. Sadly, though, I bet if you saw that quilt in Nashville today it would have been made in China! I talked to a shop owner about that, and he gave me a big lecture about prices, most people don’t care, etc., etc. Very sad.


  6. I like the changes you have made to your blog! I am just a little partial to blue. . .


  7. Pretty pictures. I was born under a quilt, well had one in my crib, bow tie, made just for me. I loved it & abused it, & still have it. It took several years before I ever tried making one.


  8. That is a beutiful story.1975 huh,wonder who that friend could have been?I,m really glad to have been some kind of positive influence in your life.Keep up the good work you are doing great.



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