I have learned never to underestimate my sisters, even if they did tattle excessively on me for doing nothing at all when we were kids. And here I thought the three of them had just turned into bag ladies collecting wool scraps. What did I know? I am certainly impressed with this quilt.
Explanation of quilt shown below from Liz Gage:
Judy, Ann, and I spent a few years haunting Deseret Industries, Goodwill, and Value Village, looking for used wool clothing that we could cut up, felt by washing in hot water and drying in the dryer so that it would shrink to a tight weave. Some of the wool was dyed. Other lives on like it was. My purpose was to have enough wool to make this wonderful quilt that was designed by Erika Kaprov, who definitely knows how to design an eye-catching quilt. Ann is still cutting her wool up into big squares to sew a wonderful quilt top. And Judy, who is as thrifty as our pioneer ancestors, has even found some jackets to wear in her inimitable style. I sewed the blocks to this quilt while waiting in doctor's and dentist's offices, while in the hospital, and while sitting in front of the tv when there was nothing to watch. Love, Eliz.
This is the quilt to covet. And in my opinion, is the master piece of them all. As for the planning and purchasing of wool scraps, some of us are big talk/little do=me. Others are big talk/do something else big=Ann. Then there is big talk/big do=Elizabeth. (does that remind you of some childhood characters?)
Posted by: judy | March 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM