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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Quilts in the Attic- Karen S. Musgrave
Quilts in the Attic is a fascinating book. I recommend it to anyone that loves reading history and quilts in particular. Many of the designs and names of quilt blocks are familiar to quilters. However, now we can see how the history was followed and the research that Karen has accomplished. Quilts in the Attic is very interesting to non quilters, and genealogists.. It is about friendship, families, and our country.
It reminds us of the challenges some families have gone through, and how the quilt has been handed down in the best and the worst of times. The quilt has survived and in many cases the story, the emotions and the lives of the past have been honored.
I met Karen through Postmarkd'art and over the years we have become e-friends. She has demonstrated how one person can do so much and share her thoughts and achievements beautifully. If you would like to know more about Karen Musgrave, please check out her site and her blog.
We are in the middle of a Quilt Challenge and the format is Rayna Gillman's new book, "Create your own Free-Form Quilts". Another accomplishment of Karen's, is to bring quilters together in a common bond... Friendship.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,