These are made on a sewing machine and most of them are put-on-the-bed-and-throw-in-the-washer-when-the-cat-barfs-on-them type quilts. I am astounded by the beauty and precision of many quilts I see by serious quilters and I don't aspire to that. But I am in the process of getting a treadle sewing machine to continue making quilts.
Treadleon is a great resource for those of you interested in Treadle Machines.
I remember playing as a child underneath the quilting frame at my grandmother's house, while my mother and other ladies sat around it working on a quilt.
|This star quilt kept wanting to turn into a parachute shape. It was an anniversary project for Murray and Me|
|Quilted Banner for the Raging Grannies one side - this song, to the tune of Frère Jacques is one of my favorites|
|Quilted Banner for the Raging Grannies the other side - the letters are from a wonderful tie dye skirt I wore to death.|
|This Christmas Quilt has little bells tied in the centre of the squares...I call it the insomniac's revenge|
|This is the back of the Christmas Quilt|
|Hidden in Plain View, is a book documenting an interesting oral history of how escaping slaves used quilt patterns to signal safe routes along the Underground Railway. This hanging is based on that legend. I made it for the office of the Employee Assistance Program...because I hope the courage of runaway slaves will inspire people seeking to confront their own problems.|
|Wedding Quilt for Cecilia and Hamish - This uses the same quilt block patterns as the Underground Railway Quilt but with very different colours|
|Wedding Quilt for James and Jen - I think this one is my favorite - I really like the colours. It is based on a Kaffe Fasset Pattern|
|Wedding Quilt for Karen and Brian - the centre section is a Kaffe Fasset pattern based on the mosaic in the floor of the Cathedral San Marco in Venice|
|Back of it|