Promoting the Art of Quilting
Things you need to know….
I always found History class a real challenge when I was an elementary student. To me it meant memorizing dates, locations, strife and names. Seems like there was way too many wars that accomplished
little in comparison to the lives lost. As I aged, I have found a new interpretation for the word History. Now I look at it as events, lives,times and accomplishments. When I can mentally put myself into the time and visualize what was happening during that time holistically, I have a greater appreciation for the history of the event in discussion.
My love for antiques spans decades and originated with my grandparents on both sides. I have a few items that were passed down from my grandmothers "because you'll appreciate this some day." Now that I understand their words, I truly do appreciate the items much more as I also appreciate my grandparents.
For my challenge, I would like each of you to take a 'Look Back in Time' and reflect this in a quilted piece. One example would be the simple and basic Family Tree that my mother-in-law was obviously very proud of; surely you have old family photos that you could use. Are there any 50th Wedding Anniversary's coming up that you could make a gift for the lucky couple? What about a monumental birthday? Make them smile by putting their photos on fabric and into a wall hanging. Create a quilted scene from the memories of your past that you cherish to this day. Ever find fabric
similar to the wallpaper at grandma's house? Can you re-create a scene with the house that you grew up in as a child? What about a favorite classroom or vacation memory?
There are many unfinished quilt blocks in the second hand and antique shops also. Make something out of some blocks to honor the person who did not finish the quilt and in your imagination, make up a President’s Challenge story as to why they were not able to finish the project. Make it a positive story for their sake, please! Just take a little time to reflect on any aspect of the past and be creative and have fun when materializing your 'Look Back in Time.'