Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saving information with your quilt
Karen Hansen brought a wonderful quilt to guild this week. She made it using old blocks - cut from this Kansas City Star 1934 pattern, saved in a little candy box. She wanted ideas about how to keep the pattern with the quilt. I told her I had seen pockets stitched to the backs of quilts especially to keep special information with a quilt for safekeeping.
During show and tell, Karen asked all the guild members the same question. One member said to be sure not to put the newspaper clipping directly into the pocket, as the old document could stain the quilt over time. She advised placing it in a plastic bag. Another member wondered if laminating the pattern would work.
One of the things I enjoy about my guild is that I often learn something new. And now I'm sharing it with you.....
Karen does fantastic machine quilting on her regular Bernina machine. I can't wait to see this beautiful quilt hanging at our quilt show in April.