Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas 2012

"Feliz Natal e Prospero 2013!"
Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2013!

With lot's of time to create in the new year.

I am unable to add pictures to my blog for now. I am waiting on my new computer. The one I bought had to be returned to the manufacturer and I still don't know what will happen to it. But I  keep quilting and knitting; and soon will post more.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Museum of History

The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, has a wonderful collection of quilts. Some of them are in permanent display throughout the museum. In the previous post, I featured the Cotton Bowl quilt that is on the third floor with some amazing furniture made here in NC by Thomas Day.
But back to quilts. The one below is made with "feed sacks" You can also see some of the fabric in the center of the picture under the quilt. Everything in this display is made of feed sacks.

Feed sacks

Now, this next quilt will break your heart. It was made during the American Civil War. The caption is below. I did not know my flash was on. Sorry about that. The camera was in auto.

Tar Heels is the nickname for a North Carolinian.
Details of the quilt above
This museum is one of three in the same block. They are free admission, except for special exhibits. If you go leave some time to tour the old capitol and also the Science Museum. It will be a very fine day in your life. Specially if you bring loved ones.

Wool BOM- Moon Garden

Lisa Bongean is starting a new BOM called Moon Garden. It will be 12 baskets. Block size about 16" -17" light wool on dark cotton ...