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Solar system quilt from 1876

The design of Ellen’s striking and unusual quilt resembles illustrations in astronomy books of the period. Ellen used the quilt as a visual aid for lectures she gave on astronomy in the towns of West Branch, Moscow, and Lone Tree, Iowa. Astronomy was an acceptable interest for women in the nineteenthth century and was sometimes even fostered in their education. Continue reading

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Grade 1 Kids Learn Teamwork with Fabric Scraps

As every quilter knows, the more you quilt, the more scraps you accumulate. For many of us, these fabric pieces – of endless variety and size – are thrown into bins where they can reside for years, before we get … Continue reading

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Tulips, Peace and Quilting!

Is there anyone who doesn’t love tulips! You know spring is close when Canada’s Tulip Festival is just around the corner. And this year they are inviting all visitors to either contribute a ribbon or piece of fabric with a … Continue reading

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Making the unreal, REAL!

My son, who loves to surf — the net that is — sent me a link to this incredible quilt. Made from 1089 squares, this quilt just won a competition where artists were challenged to take something that is usually … Continue reading

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