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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Q is for the Quilting Queen
Thea with a wall hanging
This can be no other than my little sister, Thea. I’m not sure how she became so good at
quilting or why she even took it up in the first place, but maybe it’s because
of the cold long winters in upstate New
need something to while away all the days.
After she married her second husband and moved there thirty years ago
there was probably nothing else one could do in the winter to make it pass by
A quilt Thea made for our mother
We all have quilts made by Thea. These are treasures and made with such detail
and precision. She puts all our projects
in this department to shame. And dare I
say her quilts are all made by hand without the use of a sewing machine. What a task!
I think my fingers would be falling off.
Not only does my sister make beautiful quilts but she’s made
wall hangings and stuffed dolls and animals.
Quilts for great nieces
Now they have about nine months of winter where she lives
just across the border from Canada. I think she told me she made eight quilts one
winter. Some of these are king size so
you can only imagine all the time and effort that goes into a project like
that. Do any of you have the time and
patience for something like this?