My dear friend, Gwen Harl, invites me to come to her 3rd Grade classroom and share my quilts at the end of the year, when they are finished discussing quilts along with reading “The Keeping Quilt” by Patricia Pollocco. It is so much fun — the kids are like little sponges and love to see the quilts and hear the stories.
I hope you’ll enjoy listening to the presentation. You’ll be able to hear the interaction with the kids, which is precious.
Here are the pictures which correspond with the presentation:
Kirsten’s baby quilt, made 26 years ago.
Robin’s Dog quilt, a substitute for the real thing.
Ryan’s “All Hearts Come Home for Christmas” quilt.
Picking the right block on the Sampler Quilt, also known as “American Stars and Bars”.
The back of Stars and Bars, using Columbus celebratory fabric (1992) and 9-11 (2002 release) tribute fabric. Wow, until now I didn’t realize the ironic symbolism between the two fabrics. I thought it was a neat way to date how long it took the quilt to be completed.
The Dresden Plate quilt, completely constructed by hand at Robin’s baseball games. I began this quilt two years ago, and picked it back up again this season. I will add the final two borders at Robin’s game today, and then it will be ready for hand basting and hand quilting. I have to admit that I have been really excited about this process. It started out with a Fat Quarter pack of eight fabrics that were just beautiful together. I knew that I wanted to do something very special with it and chose the Dresden Plate, because the antique nature of the block blended so well with the reproduction fabrics.
I can’t wait to get it finished!