Thursday, February 23, 2006
Quilt tells tale of orphan trains
The train routes were created by the New York Children's Aid Society as a way to give abandoned children homes in the rural Midwest from 1853 to 1929. For three weeks, students in Sharon Carey's fifth-grade class at Olmsted studied the orphan trains.
Carey said students learned some of the orphan children were separated from their siblings, some went to happy homes and others did not.
"It made us appreciate our families a lot," Carey said.
Students said they enjoyed learning the identities of people who rode the trains. Samantha Yacinich of Urbandale made a biographical poem about a child, and contributed a square to the quilt.
Read the full Des Moines Register story here.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
How to: Make a Quilted Table Runner
Check out the full set of instructions on Pinned now!
Quilt shop owner sews up book writing
"Bundles of Fun: Quilts from Fat Quarters" features patterns for 12 quilts, each one made from a bundle of 12 "fat quarters," fabric measuring 18 x 22 inches. To illustrate it, Snyder needed to produce 27 quilts -- two for each pattern and a few made from leftovers.
"I thought the deadline for the quilts was June 15," Snyder said. She had enlisted friends to help and they were steaming along, when then the publisher called on May 5 with a question.
"Where are the quilts?"
The deadline actually had been May 1.
"We starting working even faster," Snyder said.
Read more about Snyder in the Daily News Online or buy Bundles of Fun from Amazon.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Quilt links Northwestern Indiana with freedom run
So she wasn’t being flip when she told a well-attended program at the Douglas Learning Center in Gary that the pre-Civil War slave escape route is “a neat moment in American history.”
“Some of us have ancestors who were slaves,” she said. “Many have ancestors who did the enslaving. It was ugly, horrific, and it must never happen again.”
Friday’s program on the history of the Underground Railroad was a prelude to a Saturday program at the Bailly Ranger Station on a part of the Underground Railroad that English finds “neat,” the use of quilts to relay coded messages to guide slaves to freedom.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Carolyn Mazloomi's next quilt exhibit enfolds jazz theme
Carolyn L. Mazloomi is not a woman to kick back, wrap herself in one of her many quilts and chill.
She likes to stay busy. Occupying her time now is Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, her next quilt exhibit.
"I love jazz, so this has truly been a labor of love," she says. She calls jazz and quilts "the two most recognized art forms in the African-American community" and thinks the show might be a first to pair them.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Patchwork quilt connects firefighters
WOODHULL - A weekend benefit for volunteer firefighter Matt Olson saw
an overwhelming response from fire department volunteers across the
state and the nation.
Olson, a volunteer with Clover Fire Department in Woodhull, has been
diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; the fire department had a soup
supper, bake sale and auction Saturday to help meet ongoing expenses of
his care and treatment.
Art Goodrich contacted fire departments via the Internet, explaining
Olson's situation and asking for patches from their departments. More
than 200 patches were sent and made into a quilt and denim pillow.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Quilt for the Cure Cruise
Visit the official cruise site for more information.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Superbowl Sunday Mystery Quilt a Smash!
See the results of their labors in our Flickr gallery of "Case 123: In the Mood" mystery quilts!
If you'd like to contribute your own pictures of quilts you made for the event, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get them posted.
Friday, February 10, 2006
A new quilt each month at the Ukiah library
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
2006 Crazy Quilting Calendar
More details about the Crazy Quilt Calendar here.
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