A while back, my friend Marla gave me a small Sunbonnet Sue quilt. She said the memories she associated with it were not good and she didn't care what I did with it. I was careful to ask her, "You don't care what we do with it?" NO, she assured me. "Do you KNOW what we do with Sunbonnet Sue quilts?" She said she really didn't care, whatever we did would not bother her.
So we've done it again. This one has become Sue Breaks Bad. We showed it at our recent quilt show. As usual, some viewers said nothing (which meant they might have been following the old adage of if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all ... ). Others were loudly enthusiastic, admiring what Sue has been up to lately. There were 12 golden opportunities for Sue to go bad. Swearing Sue, Tattoo Sue, a Phelps family Sue ... Here are some of my favorites:
|Poledancer Sue, with a dollar tucked into her bonnet|
|Tea Party Sue|
|Zombie Sue (her skirt didn't get shorter, her legs got longer)|
Got a Sue quilt you are tired of? We still have ideas, send it our way ... Blocks were enhanced by: Linda Frost, Kathe Dougherty, Barbara Brackman, Georgann Eglinski, Carol Jones, Sara Chappell, and myself.