Saturday, September 22, 2007

loaves and fishes

And all ate and were filled. Matthew 14:20

This quilt is for the Good News Community Kitchen benefit. I hope they make a lot with it. The Kitchen serves meals every day of the year.

I showed the top several months ago. It is made of shirt parts--from the collars and cuffs and pockets. The logs are spliced to use up every bit of fabric.
I like to have a few tops ready for donation to a good cause that comes up. My quilter, Suzette Fisher, turned this around to me in just a week. She is wonderful.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Scholten Sisters

My Grandfather's sisters, Hendrieka, Johanna, and Elisabeth (Hattie, Jo, and Beth) were fashionable and talented. I knew two of them in their old age. An elderly neighbor of ours said everyone would take note when the Scholten Sisters walked into church on Sunday morning.
I grew up seeing the hats photograph, but the winter one is new to me. I love it capturing the every day winter weather wardrobe, so seldom seen in photographs. Even the gloves and mittens are included!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Oma Scholten and Tante Roelfe, quilter and knitter

This is my mother's grandmother and her sister, Jenneken Scholten and Tante (Aunt) Roelfe. Jenneken was a quilter; most of her quilts were lost in a house fire when my mother was in high school. The one quilt we know survived belongs to my cousin Helen.
My mother's cousins had a reunion last week--two cousins aged 83 and 86 took the bus from Michigan to Iowa. One cousin reported that Tante Roelfe was an excellent knitter.
Mom informs me that this Grandma did not make the quilts lost in the house fire--they were by her other grandmother, Grada "Carrie" Diekevers nee Rabbers. Mom does have a rug that Oma Scholten made.

Monday, September 17, 2007

mulberry quilt

Bonnie's music quilt reminds me of this Blackford Beauty quilt I made in 1997. I had this beautiful Hoffman mulberry (blackberry?) fabric that I used as a feature fabric.
I'll try to talk someone into holding it tomorrow to get a full view.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

an extravagant welcome

Here is the wonderful raffle quilt of Illinois Quilters, Inc for the Fine Art of Fiber exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Costs are $1.00 a ticket or 6 for $5.00. Melissa Kane organized the making of this quilt and quilting was by Sue DiVarco.
I love this quilt and want to win it and hang it in our church Sunday School room.