Tuesday, July 24, 2012


This past spring when I visited Rock Quarry Middle School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I came home with a stack of letters-to-the-author, thanks to the enthusiasm of author/teacher Ginger Rue.

One of the things kids were asked to tell me was this:

"If you could tell your story in a quilt, what kind of cloth would you use?"

Imagine these quilts -- and these kids:

fun, bright prints, that's who I am!
denim from my pairs of jeans
a soft, blue cloth
an orange, sunset color, yellow, and red
pieces of my old dance costumes
silk, because it is fancy and expensive and looks good
t-shirt material
cotton because it is simple
cotton because it is warm and comfy and inexpensive
red linen
the same kind Ludelphia used to make her quilt

The quilt pictured above was created by Mary Lee Bendolph of Gee's Bend, Alabama. Love!


  1. I love it, Irene. That quilt with the interesting take on the Log Cabin design is gorgeous. What a nice time you must have had! I finally got a copy of Gee's Bend & it's next on my list!

  2. my next quilt for me is going to be like the Christmas quilt only all different fabics
    You know all those little pieces I've been saving... yep... planning it out and you're going to love it

  3. I love the weaving of personal details into creating the finished product. A good example of a whole IS the sum of it's parts!

  4. I love the idea of a kevlar quilt. It would never wear out but it might be a little heavy and stiff and hard to wash.


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