Saturday, September 22, 2007

Story Quilt Photos from My Workshops-Legacy Pieces of Women's Stories-ENJOY

Today I am feeling sentimental and wanted to start posting some Story quilts here for you to see what people do in my workshops. I will be posting more and more here as time goes on. I have a library on my computer of many great ones. My biggest problem is when people sent them, I got an email separately and so now since my memory isn't what it used to be, I have the photo and a memory of what the person looked like (I know them in my head, does that count?) but I need names. If you know any of these people who did these great quilts, will you please give me names. I hope to do another Story quilt book before I retire (based on Creativity) like Whimsies and Whynots. I have so many good quilts from friends to go into such a book.
Enjoy what is below. The following is a question from my workshops-
QUESTION- WHAT WILL PEOPLE KNOW 80 YEARS FROM NOW WHEN THEY SEE YOUR QUILTS? THINK ABOUT THIS. LEAVE SOMETHING ABOUT WHO AND WHAT YOU LOVE FOR OTHERS TO SEE, SO THEY WILL KNOW THE ESSENCE OF "YOU."

I adore the quilt below. It was made in a Story Quilt Class in Toronto. A husband kept his boat in the backyard and the motor in a barrel of water and every so often he would get in the boat and start up the engine to make sure it went OK. He did this far more than going out to sea. So his wife (Marion) did them in the backyard in the boat (going Nowhere).





This quilt was done in a Chicago workshop and I think it turned out beautifully. The woman who did this made it of her daughter. Isn't it darling? What a nice thing to have that your Mother made for you and of you.



Can you hear the song "Sisters?" This darling quilt with hoochy borders is one of my favorites. I have people ask if you can use anything but brights with these blocks and stories and obvisouly here the answer is "yes!" I think this is a darling and sentimental quilt that will be treasured by family for a long time to come.
This quilt commemorates all of the things we love about quilting and computers. A thirieth birthday, a computer, a crown and look under the desk and on the screen- wonderful!



Celebrate Summer! A quilt photo sent to me that I think is just wonderful in every way


Forty and Fabulous. This was a quilt done in my Asilomar five day workshop.These girls are dancing on the bar counter top. Forty after all is the new 20. I think that's right. I am pushing 60 and feel 30...hope that's right too!


I love quilts that tell a story and this quilt was created at Asilomar in one of my five day workshops. The maker made this for her daughter and it is about painting their place before they moved in. FUN!


This great quilt was made by Annie from a Story quilt class in Hemet, Utah. It won a great award from Bernina. Isn't it darling?

A Hoochy Mama quilt made from a workshop in Coeur d'Alene Idaho.


A quilt made from the birthday cake in my "Quilted Memories" book. Note the cat's tale in the photo.

I have this listed as "Kevin's Quilt" in my files. The boy in the quilt is Kevin. I am sorry to say I do not have the name of the person who took my class. I am sure it is someone I know well. Note the hoochy borders. Isn't this wonderful? What boy wouldn't love this?



This is a quilt done by Asilomar "regular" Susan Typpi who is my good friend and is an airline flight attendant for Alaska. Her Grandson received this great quilt.

This wonderful quilt was done at my workshop at Santa Barbara quilt Retreat which I do once a year. I think the colors and fabric in this are spectacular. Not the great hair fabric (swirls).



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2 comments:

Rhondi Mullins said...

Hi Mary Lou. The story quilts are so great. I love the variety of colors and subjects. Color color color. I love color! Gets me unspired every time you post something new. I check every day to see if you've put something new on your blog! Love it!

Sandi said...

Great stories and great quilts thanks for sharing with us Mary Lou! One day I hope to have one in your gallery.

I need to work on the story, have a good start on the hoochy mama blocks.

Enjoy this last day of summer before the autumn nights get chilly and the days filled with wonderful blues and gorgeous colours in the leaves.