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Thread: Crazy Quilting

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    My instructor has been doing it for a long time also. She has taken classes from many wonderful instructors. She is leaving on the 10th to go to Williamsburg VA for a class with Ellie Sankievich (Sp) How cool is that!

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    Lucky lady!! Sounds like you will have a good teacher, with lots of knowledge to share. I sent you a PM.

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    I not sure what you are asking. I'm working on one that I call "My Life" each block represents something or someone in my life
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Size:  127.8 KBHere is one I made. I had back then recently purchased an embroidery machine and wanted to use a lot of the designs that I loved. So I used some velvet fabrics etc. I love Victorian things so I was sort of going for that theme. The back of it is a thin weight black courdory fabric that already had red roses embroidered on it!! That was a wonderful "find" for me at the fabric store at the time.

    Be sure and Google Crazy Quilts on images and you'll get to see tons of ideas. There are many wonderful Crazy Quilt books out there too...I have them all.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

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    That is beautiful!! Kudos to you!

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    Crazy quilting was the style that my grandmother used to make utility quilts for the home in the 1800's. She sewed hers to a foundation fabric . This predated Victorian Era quilts and she used it because since it didn't have a pattern and was made from scraps of odd, non-matching left over fabric and went together so fast it was her choice for utility quilts. Of course then all quilts were bedding but the utility quilts went under the pretty ones and since the fire was banked in the stove at night the house got cold enough to freeze water and you slept under several quilts. Just an odd bit of information that I remember her telling me. She was born in 1867 and didn't marry until she was 40.

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    I think a crazy quilt would make a great memory quilt out of clothes
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    Tanyal, love to hear those stories. TY for sharing.

    TY all for your wonderful responses. I am even more excited now.
    Hugs, Ruth

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    You're welcome. It was great listening to her tell about growing up during Reconstruction in the South. Her father was a judge who traveled on a circuit and she was raised by a woman who had been a former slave, but stayed with the family when the slaves were freed. Her mother had died at childbirth I think. Her father married a woman her age when she was in her early 20's and the shame of that made her leave home to live with her brother.He was a doctor who had 12 children and don't you know a spinster sister was a welcome help in taking care of those kids. She married my grandfather, a widowed Baptist minister and carpenter, and had 2 daughters. He had 5 children, one fought in WW1. I still have a few of the quilts she made and 2 woven wool coverlets that she made totally starting with shearing the wool! She was a beautiful woman and never, ever said an unkind word about anyone. Sometime before WW1 she caught a stepdaughter coming out of the barn with hay stuck all over the back of her skirt, blouse and hair (LOL!). When grandma was in her last years she would sit and knit and talk to herself and this is when I learned about my aunt. Grandma was SO worried what would happen if her father caught her and her fiance in the barn. Ophelia had long black hair and big blue eyes and was 17. It sounds like a romance paperback novel, but they married and lived together until she died. Grandma and Grandpa had moved from Alabama to Oklahoma earlier and about 1915 they took a trip in a Model A or Model T Ford back to Alabama. There were no paved roads and during a rain storm in Mississippi the car got so stuck grandpa had to get a farmer to pull it with a team of mules. He was so mad he sold the car and bought train tickets! They had camped on their trip so can't you just see that preacher with his family of 7 and their bags and quilts getting on a train to finish the trip.Imagine what the car had looked like loaded with all that.

    You all have a good day. Tanya
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    That is awesome you found out all this info~

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