In case you missed this blog post the first time by artist and quilter Mary Lee, we are bringing it back. Don’t miss out on this must-read for all quilters!
I've been thinking for quite sometime about making a quilt for my sister using vintage postcards from all the countries we have visited. I've been collecting the cards for years, and now thanks to Melody Littrell, I am totally inspired and on my way. Here is her story.
Quilters have been known to create some very inventive places to hide their quilting fabric. Why do they hide fabrics you ask? Well, here's how I imagine this strange habit evolved...long, long ago.
Susan Harriett Littler was her name. From 1890 to 1916 she had 10 children. Eight children survived, one boy and seven girls. On a day in September 2015, six surviving granddaughters came together for a "cousins' reunion" and were reminiscing about their mothers’ mother. Gathered were Johnnie, Carole, Nina, Martha, Sue, and Nancy. It soon became obvious that had I been there at the turn of the Century, Susan was someone, like so many others in her time, that all women would love to have known. To set the chronology, it is important to first let you know that Susan was born in 1869. She married Thomas Dutch Likins in 1890 and had her first of many children a year later, a baby boy. The last child was born in 1916 when Susan was 47 years old.