Monday, February 4, 2008

February is Quilting Month at "Sew, Mama, Sew"

Carrie Severt on the porch with her wash and Star Quilt.

If you are interested in quilting or in the history of quilting, I encourage you to go check out the Sew, Mama, Sew Blog . Everyday this month, Sew, Mama, Sew is featuring a post about quilting--on techniques, projects that you can make and post and exchange, articles on different kinds of quilts written by experts. It is a fascinating venture. But I am prompted to make this post because of today's article on the tradition of quilting with wonderful documentary photographs and links to more information on American quilting. In looking for some pictures of the American quilting tradition, I came across the Library of Congress collection called Quilts and Quiltmaking in America, 1978-1996. Here are some samples of the quilts collected and their quilters from the Blue Ridge areas of Virginia and North Carolina.

Lively block quilt by Donna Choate, below, with her husband.

A lovely yo-yo quilt and its quilter below, Elizabeth Smith.

Beautiful Cathedral quilt by Ila Patton, below.

1 comment:

Mary Emma Allen said...

Lovely quilts. It's also fun to see pictures of the quilters, too.

Mary Emma Allen (Quilting and Patchwork)