Recently I've been moving around my older quilts. They're stored in pillow cases and tucked away safely on the top shelves of the master bedroom closet. But as I looked through these quilts, I wondered at how my tastes have changed.
This Plaid Spools quilt is an "oldie but a goodie." It's my first on-line quilt project.
|Plaid Spools 59" X 83"|
Through the mail, each of us received a copy of a magazine pattern of pieced spools. We were instructed to sew blocks with plaid fabrics for the spools, and muslin for the background.
We were told to sign our blocks with our names and city/state. A few women added their email address. If I recall rightly, we returned our blocks to the swap coordinator who sorted and then mailed blocks back to each of us.
|Carolyn Bohot, Austin, TX|
Where are these women are now?
|Sally O'Callaghan, Whitesboro, NY|
Do they live in the same cities?
|Nancy Adreae, Ely, MN|
Are they still sewing quilt blocks and making quilts, 16 years later?
|Laurel Vaccaro Needles, Burke, VA|
|Lisa McQueen, San Jose, CA|
Do they still have the same email address?
|Rhonda Coler, Bremerton, WA|
|Lyn Kruss, Bettendorf, IA|
At the time, many of us quilters, including me, worked in higher education (dot edu) which is where we were exposed to the Internet.
|Janet Rogers, Stillwater, OK|
Lyn Blansett, Searcy, AR
|Bonnie Wilson, Juneau, AK|
|Tina Johnson, Mason, OH|
I wonder if someone reading this post might know one of these quilters. Through the wonders of our mind-boggling technology, it could happen! Linda