What Quilts Do.

"Basket" Doll or small wall hanging quilts by an 80 year old Amish quilt maker who would wish not to be named, or awarded a Blue Ribbon and who does not use rotary cutter or short cut methods. (complements of Rebecca Haarer Arts and Antiques)

Here’s what quilts do. Quilts…

– keep us warm
– make us smile
– help us remember
– keep us busy
– drive us crazy
– make our day
– make someone else’s day
– heal our wounds
– comfort others
– provide snuggle cover
– provide emergency aid
– help us feel better when we’re sick
– make us laugh
– make us proud
– make us money
– encourage our creativity
– help us connect
– teach us
– move us
– astonish us
– confuse us
…and as much as we love quilts, they love us right on back.

(Love, Mary.)

 

**Picture: “Basket” Doll or small wall hanging quilts by an 80 year old Amish quilt maker who would wish not to be named, or awarded a Blue Ribbon and who does not use rotary cutter or short cut methods. (complements of Rebecca Haarer Arts and Antiques)

 

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10 comments

1 pat taylor { 08.26.13 at 9:37 pm }

bought fall issue quilting celebrations, patterns for pile of pumpkins incomplete. no pattern for large pumpkin and its components

2 Trudy { 08.27.13 at 6:50 pm }

I am not able to see a picture . It is as though it was never uploaded. Does a y one else have that issue?

3 Trudy { 08.27.13 at 6:53 pm }

Never mind I got it

4 Bernice { 08.30.13 at 9:49 pm }

Still looking for the name of a certain quilt pattern and instructions on modern way to go about constructing it.
I think it’s called “diagonal decreasing rows”. Any clue, advice?

5 mfons { 09.03.13 at 10:46 am }

Hm… Pat, I think this is a question for another forum. I’ll send your info to customer service at Fons and Porter, okay?

6 mfons { 09.03.13 at 10:47 am }

“Diagonal Decreasing Rows” doesn’t ring a bell, Bernice. Did you see the quilt in Quilty?

7 rebecca Smith { 09.05.13 at 7:46 pm }

I love all the info from your shows your blog and the magazine it is an all in one quilting resource thanks for your inspiration.

8 Mary Ellen { 10.16.13 at 9:17 pm }

My two cents worth on what quilts do for us.
The rhythm that comes when hand sewing & hand quilting is soothing to the soul, brings peace to the mind as well.
In the storm of thoughts that can bombard us during times of stress, it brings the calm. Helps us find our “peace filled self”.
summed up:
During our storm at sea, it brings the oasis of peace.

9 Marilyn king { 11.03.13 at 1:32 am }

I need instructions on how to cut the blocks for the friendship braid quilt using the half square hexagon block. I saw this on your show some time ago. I got your hexagon ruler. I am just getting around to making the quilt and don’t know how to cut the blocks. I have searched on your sight but I can. Not get it to come up. Please help me. Thanks

10 Ann Cardwell { 11.09.13 at 12:30 pm }

Quilting was therapy when my grandson was killed in Afganastand I used the blocks from a welcome home quilt (along with a lot more) to make lap quilts for family.

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