RSS icon Email icon Home icon
  • Posted on January 6th, 2010 admin No comments
    The Story of our Lives Together

    The Story of our Lives Together

    This quilt represents many of the things we have enjoyed in 43 years of marriage. The greens signify the woods, trees, and leaves surrounding us in New England, where we lived for many years. The blues represent the lakes and oceans (on both coasts) where we have spent time. The light yellow and light blue dotted fabric around the hearth represent rain and snow – in New England we had a lot of both. We have two daughters who enjoyed the woods and water and snow with us as they grew up.

    I’m a beginner – this is my second quilt. It’s a Cal King blanket, a bit ambitious for a second project, for sure! It’s machine pieced, and was machine quilted with beautiful leaves by My Quilts Long Arm Quilting Service.

    The Story of our Lives Together

    Jean Kammerer


  • Red Cross Quilt

    Posted on October 25th, 2009 admin No comments

    Red Cross Quilt

    This is a quilt I saw in England.  It belonged to our friend, Enid, who received this quilt from the Red Cross when her family home in Portsmouth, England was destroyed by a German incendiary bomb during the Second World War, probably in 1942.  Interestingly, it is an American made quilt, maker or makers unknown.  It was one of many sent to aid our English allies as they suffered through the intense bombing raids those first few years of the War,.  Enid gave this quilt to a dear friend who is a quilter, Barbara Carpenter, and she kindly let me photograph it.  I understand that there is an English woman who is doing research on these Red  Cross quilts.
    I think it is remarkable that Enid’s family kept the quilt all these years.  She told me that it had been repaired by her older sister using scraps left over from dress making.
  • Red, White and Blue

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin No comments
    Red, White and Blue

    Red, White and Blue

    Red, White & Blue
    This quilt came together through a mini-group project, and it took almost a year to finish. Each member decided on an individual theme, and put fabrics they wanted used in a box, and each month we would make a 36 in. strip in the fabric choice of whatever box of fabric they had at the time. We would switch boxes each month, and by the time everyone had exchanged with all the members…..we had enough strips to put together a quilt. It was then up to us to make something great out of what everyone else had contributed. All the quilts were completely different and it was a really fun result. I chose a patriotic theme, and supplied the background fabric , and a few other ‘s so there would be continuity throughout the quilt. We could add our own fabric also, as long as it fit the theme of the person we were making it for. It was a lot of fun, and each month we showed what we had accomplished as it went along.

    Mine ended up very large, and it is a favorite of mine, as I have memories of all my friends.

    Dindy N.
    Simi Valley, CA

  • Helen’s Quilt

    Posted on July 18th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    My mother-in law had a special birthday and so I decided to make her a memory quilt.  With the help of her daughter, I sent out squares to all of her friends and relatives in California and Illinois.  After sending out the squares, with a note

    Helen's Quilt

    that if they know anyone else who would like a square, to let me know, it was like Christmas every day when I went to the mailbox.  The squares not only came back, I also got many more names of people to send them to.  (As an added benefit the family was able to touch base with people whom they had not seen for years.  It is such a warm feeling knowing that these people have all written these notes for her and I get to put it together.  In her honor, the label said it all…”May this quilt hold traces of those who signed…reminding you though out the years of our enduring love and friendship.”  She continues to enjoy it and we continue to enjoy her.

    Carol C

  • Mom’s Quilt

    Posted on July 18th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    Mom's QuiltMy mom down sized and moved from an area she had been for more than 30 years to be closer to me.  This was a difficult move.  I wanted her to have something to remind her that she was loved by her friends and family and so I sent out squares to everyone, asking them to write a little note, and sign the square and send it back.  She is the matriarch of our family and I got an amazing amount of responses from people delighted to contribute.  I was happy to see that about 98% of the squares I sent out came back with notes and signatures.  (I had one aunt who was upset because she did not get a square (it was lost in the mail) and so she did hers later and I added it to the back near the label.  It was great laying it out and piecing it, grouping friends and families together.  She gets it out often and enjoys reading the notes and messages from everyone.  (It is amazing to see how much some people can write in a 4” square).  The label sent the message from us all… ”Warm yourself with this quilt and all of the love from your family and friends”

    Carol C

  • Special Birthday

    Posted on July 17th, 2009 admin 1 comment

    Quilt made by Marcie for a teacher colleague’s 50th birthday. Most of the

    Special Birthday

    fabric is from old Hawaiian shirts that belonged to a friend of the teacher.
    Some of the lavender fabrics are from Marcie’s stash.


    Special Birthday
  • T-Shirt Quilt

    Posted on July 9th, 2009 admin No comments

    Jonas' Quilt

    After I caught the “quilting bug” I saw a quilt made of t-shirts in a magazine.  My son, Jonas, who for years only wore t-shirts, actually agreed to give me those that were past their prime for wearing but were too important to give up.  It was fun deciding which shirts to use and challenging to put it together.  I used everything from his Junior High School signature shirt, special vacation shirts, and his beloved concert shirts.  Backing it in flannel, it is warm and cuddly.  Needless to say, he loves that quilt.