Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Fun

Hi everyone, I have been busy quilting
and making quilts, quilted tote bags and
table runners plus more for the Holiday
Bazar I am in this Sept.

I will photo them as I get them done.

Also working on cards too for the bazar.
The next few postings will be more of
keeping in touch with you all.

I am fine and feeling on the slow side, but
I do keep moving each day.

Quilting the stitching together of layers of
padding and fabric, may date back as far
as ancient Egypt.

In Europe quilting appears to have been
introduced by Crusaders in the 22th century

Russia holds the oldest example in existence.
It is a quilted linen carpet found in a
Mongolian cave, and now kept at the
Saint Petersburg department of the
Russian Academy of Sciences,

Quilt making was common in the late
18th century and early years of the 19th.
Most women were busy spinning, weaving
and sewing in order to clothe their family. Commercial blankets or woven coverlets
were a more economical bedcovering for
most people. Only the wealthy had the leisure
time for quilt making so Colonial quilting
was done by only a few.
Obviously quilts were not made of left over
scraps or worn clothing as a humble
bedcovering during this period. Instead
they were decorative items that displayed
the fine needlework of the maker such as the Baltimore album quilts.
Whole cloth quilts, broderie perse and
medallion quilts were the styles of quilts
made during the early 19th century.

Can you tell I love history..... ;-D

Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine.