Every year Mr. Podunk takes a couple of fishing trips back to his home state of PA. On his way back last week he stopped by his sisters. She loaded up his truck with 3 bolts of decor fabric, 1 large garbage bag of fabric and this box full. His sister's not a quilter. They were given to her by a friend who's mom had recently passed. She knew just the gal that would appreciate them...ME! Most of it was things I would never use, so they were donated to the Goodwill.
Free fabric is always fun to receive, but the old quilting books and magazines are the best! Most of them were dated from the early 70's. But I saw a few things that looked really familiar.
It makes me wonder how a quilter can put a copyright on a pattern. We seem to be copying what has already been done several times and several ways.
And the hexie craze we see today...well it looks like someone else thought of that also.
Funny how the more things change the more they stay the same.
At last something original. I had to really look at the picture below, I thought it was a rock. Can't say that I've ever seen anything like it before, have you? I know that all of you are just dying to make one for yourself. So just leave a comment and I'll send you a copy of the pattern....wink wink.
The one thing that you won't find in the older books and magazines is quick quilting tricks such as making HST's from 2 squares. It all templates and graph paper drawings that show you how to draw your own.
The best thing in my box of goodies was the quilters notes and templates. It's a shame that in her passing the family found these useless. While reading through the papers I found a name on a receipt, I'm assuming it was her name. So as I continued reading I tried to put a face to the name and wondered if she too was obsessed with quilting or just a crafty woman that enjoyed sewing. Seems kinda silly to feel a connection to a woman I've never met, but I did. So I'll be adding these to my vintage sewing collection...priceless.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It