The third Saturday of March is International Quilting Day and this year a new quilter will be counted amongst us. A couple of months ago I got an E-mail from 20-year-old Chris Winters asking me if I could teach him how to quilt. I invited him to come down to my studio so I could learn more about what
You may remember my August 3, 2018 article about Quilters Hall of Fame inductee Xenia Cord and her Beanie Baby bashing quilt she made for a friend. Xenia is a woman of many talents including quilter, educator, researcher and writer. During a walk-through of her quilt exhibit at the Quilters Hall of
Happy New Year dear Waynedale Readers! By the time you read this, Meteorological Winter is half over. Winter weather hasn’t been too bad and the time keeps flying by.
I guess it is part and parcel of a new year that we think of time, the one thing we can never make up: Time squandered is time loss.
It was the first weekend of December 2010 that I met Therese “Terry” Mihlbauer at the Unitarian Universalist Church Craft Show. Terry walked up to my booth and upon learning I restore quilts told me about a special family quilt she would like to have restored. Since it was a two-day show Terry
The day is celebrated in various ways: some schools invite a vetera
This is how I met Marianne Darr Norman, a quilter, a lover of quilt history, and most importantly the keeper of many of her family’s quilts. Marianne expressed to me a dilemma she has regard
How big was the Beanie Baby craze? Back in 1995 it was the first Internet sensation. People couldn’t get enough of them adding to their collections as fast as Ty Inc
I remember the 1976 Bicentennial. It was the summer before I turned twenty. I was attending IPFW and living with an elderly woman on W. Wildwood whose father was once Indiana’s Secretary of State and as a very you
Inside was a trove of beautiful fabrics. This is not the first time fabric in need of a new home was left at my door: Some fabrics in plastic bags were tied to the door handle and last summer a couple of siste
When one thinks of St. Patrick’s Day, people think of the color green, leprechauns, four leaf clovers and eating corned beef and cabbage. So, let’s combine the t
This year people can give cards on the feast day of martyred St.
Cheryl relates how Josh grew up with this quilt: “s
By the time you read this Thanksgiving Day will be past, and typically it is time to start getting creative with the leftovers so they can be enjoyed in a new venue. Leftover turkey can now become turkey soup, turkey casserole or turkey tetrazzini. One of my favorites is to pile turkey and mashed potatoes on white bread pour some gravy ove
Unlike today’s Hallow’s Eve (Halloween) traditions that focus on scary costumes and