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Saturday, November 23, 2013

random friday finds: hands to work part 2

See Part 1 of this post here.

My mother has been my 'stitch buddy' for most of my life...and my "best girlfriend" for all of my adult life. (She knew better than to try to be my friend while I was growing up; then she was simply Mom.) 

Here is a random sampling of Mom's quilt artistry. These few examples of her handiwork tell the story of a woman who creates with needle and thread for the pure joy of it...and for the love of her family and community.

Mom has won several ribbons
at the Boulder County Fair
over the years
including Best of Show and Viewer's Choice.
This is one of the quilts
she made for each of her seven grandchildren.

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Mom also made a baby quilt for each grandchild.
I "documented" ours in
the girls' scrapbooks
a few years ago.


Here is Kelly's:
(quilt made in 1989)

...and Erin's
(quilt made in 1991)
Mom submitted the photo of herself with wee Erin
to Quilters Newsletter
and "got published"!

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Many years ago
Mom helped make this quilt
with her friends on the 
Lakewood Arts Council
commemorating the city's 25th anniversary.
She was instrumental in all phases of its creation:
organization, design, and construction.
It is hand appliqu├ęd and hand quilted.
The quilt is displayed
in the lobby of
Lakewood City Hall.

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Mom and I have shared our love of stitchery
over the years.

We were both long time members
of the
Columbine Quilt Guild
and
Colorado Quilting Council
Here we are making baby quilts
at a
Charity Sew-In
in 2000.

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Mom also made a quilt
for each of her four children.

This Grandmother's Fan
is mine.
Mom machine pieced it
and then had it hand quilted.
Each and every quilt
has been documented.

Lillian likes to nap here.
(she is the only one allowed
to sit on a quilt in this house)


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Hands to work,
hearts to God.
Shaker proverb


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Stay tuned: there's gonna be a Part 3 really soon...
















4 comments:

  1. Cindy what beautiful work you and your Mother are true artists.

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  2. Your mom has made so many beautiful quilts. Such a treasure that you can do this together.

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  3. Wonderful post Cindy, and what amazing work you and your mom do! Thanks so much for documenting and sharing.

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  4. What a wonderful tribute, Cindy. Oh I miss my mom and we did this kind of activity all the time...in between escapades in fabric shops! I loved this!

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