It’s spring! White flowering pear trees are blooming, redbud trees are turning glorious shades of deep pink, daffodils have popped their beautiful yellow faces to the sky, tulips of all colors are appearing, trees are leafing out, hooray! I’m ready for longer, warmer days, sunshine and some spring showers to undo the drought conditions we’re having here in Kansas. We’ll be working on Marie Webster’s garden this spring with grant funds we received from Community Foundation of Grant County.
Oh, no—just saw the weather forecast for a severe, stormy cold front this week in the Plains states. I know, I know, the Northeast has had it really bad this winter. I’m sorry you northerners had to go through all that. And, it looks like the southeast may also get severe thunderstorms too.
Okay, so you probably weren’t expecting a weather forecast in this column. But I’m thinking, quilts are important whatever the forecast—they provide warmth in winter, picnic “table” in warmer months, comfort and security when the weather is at its worst, and presents and/or decorations for special occasions.
No matter the weather, quilts have a place in our hearts! Happy quilting! Also, remember to save the dates for Celebration, July 16-18th! Forecast for the event is beautiful and grand especially if you join us.
Deb Divine President TQHF Board ____________________________________________________ Georgia Bonesteel: A Retrospective Journey of Quilts and Wearables is now open at The Quilters Hall of Fame! Please stop by and see Georgia's variety of quilting projects. She remembered to put a pinch of fun in every project too.
As creator and host of “Lap Quilting”, produced by The North Carolina Center for Public Television, Georgia Bonesteel has shared her enthusiasm and love of quilting through twelve series of the show. Since 1979 these series, comprised of 13 thirty-minute shows, have been aired over 200 networks throughout the country. Quilters throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have learned her modern approach to this age old craft in workshops, slide lectures, demonstrations and judging of quilt shows. Still another opportunity for Georgia has been week long retreats at Freedom Escape Lodge in Weaverville, North Carolina and the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Gallatin Gateway, Montana. “Teaching”, says Georgia, is her first love, since, “in this way I am able to do my small part to perpetuate the art of quiltmaking.”
This exhibit will be open Thursday- Saturday, 10am - 3pm April 2 though July 11, 2015 at The Quilters Hall of Fame.
Also on display at TQHF this spring is a rare version of Marie Webster's Iris in Baskets. This quilt was donated by Margery Albright "in honor of all grandmothers!" ____________________________________________________ Photos top to bottom: Georgia Bonesteel; You Had To Be There, Designed by Ed Larson, Pieced and quilted by Georgia Bonesteel; Pandora’s Box and Purse, By Georgia Bonesteel; Iris in Baskets designed by Marie Webster, maker unknown. __________________________________________