Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IHQ 3 -- Happy Valentine's Day!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I found two panels in the International Honor Quilt box yesterday that are perfect for the holiday.

Here's a piece made by a group of quilters in Evanston IL in 1982.  The maker of the concentric hearts with the crochet medallion was Kay Burlingham; the maker of the brown appliqued hearts was Marissa Zwick.  Each of the makers left a threaded needle in the panel, ready to take up for more stitching.

Here's a piece made by Sally Jane Nelson in honor of her mother.  She found an old linen handkerchief or tablecloth, so finely woven and well used that it is almost translucent.  At the right, elaborate floral embroidery from its first life; on the wrist, a bit of cutwork embroidery.

She put the heart and hand onto the panel with beautiful shadow applique, putting pink and red shapes underneath the handkerchief and outlining them with hand quilting.  What beautiful work!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting! I enjoyed seeing some of the ways the quiltmakers incorporated memorable heirlooms into their work. I've got pieces from my mom, grandmother, friends, and other relatives that I'm stewing over (in the aim of incorporating into quilts). I've already over-dyed some of them, also!