A woman and her quilt from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
I saw this picture, and I know it is not our usual type of featured quilt, but it really captured my interest. What a great and beautiful quilt from the past. I love all of the detail and quilting on it. I can’t even start to imagine how much time she put into this quilt. Not to mention how she got all of the fabric, which seems to coordinate so well. I am not sure of the details of this quilt, but I wish I could hear the story behind it!
This really got me thinking about how in the great depression women would carefully pick out their seed sacks so they could plan out and coordinate their quilts. They were so resourceful in a time where extra money for fabric was not realistic. They were masters of up-cycling!
I really take for granted my local quilt shop (and my moms fabric stash!). I think I will try to be resourceful and make a quilt with re-purposed fabrics, at least once.
Have you ever made a quilt with up-cycled fabrics? How did it turn out?
Do you have a quilt that you want featured?
Send a picture of it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a link in the comment section, along with:
- Your Name
- The name of your quilt (and a little about it)
- Where you are from (City & State)
- Contact Information (phone number or email, just so we can inform you if you are chosen, we will not share this information).
We look forward to seeing your quilts!!