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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Quilts for our library

Our library sits in a very historic 1800 building and the inside even looked like you were still in the 1800's!   A few years ago the inside was finally  painted as well as new carpet and lights installed !!! There were always holes in the walls and peeling before the painting, so I started to donate some of my project quilts to cover those same holes. 
They don't have those "holes in the walls" anymore but my quilts are still hung.  I thought I'd share two of the donation quilts I've made over the past few years.

This  is a quilt I designed in 2005 while we were in Florida.   If I remember correctly it's about 45" square or a little larger. AND yes, I took this pic while the quilt was on the floor before I donated it...just lucky my feet didn't show!
This is a closeup of the tree. I  also photo transferred pictures of books, which were about 2"!   I think I was trying to relay they were falling from the tree?? Hmmm I don't really remember but that sounds good!
Just a closeup of the bunny block, which I thread painted.



















Here is another block.  Clever...I know!  HA


















This next quilt I made for a guild challenge in 2001 where I took a 2nd place. The theme was nursery rhyme and I couldn't decide which one to do so I did several!  This quilt is  20" x 20".

I traced and made patterns for each of the characters from a nursery rhyme coloring  book.  Then I raw edged appliqued each one.   This was the first quilt I donated and they hung it in the children's section where it still hangs today!  I  like to think the kids do look at it and enjoy it from time to time.  

I transferred different sayings or poems next to the nursery rhyme character(s) so folks would know what/who they were!    

I have donated several other quilts that I've finished from workshops or quilts that I've made for exhibits that I've just 'outgrown'!  HA  Works for me and covers the high walls at the library!  

5 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

Such a generous and thoughtful gesture! They are lucky to have the quilts and the quiltworld is grateful that more folks can be introduced to quilts and enjoy your beautiful work!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gosh I love these quilts. It's very moving to think about your artwork hanging in the library. When I was young, I spent many hours at the library in MC. It was located in an old stone mansion. That setting just begged you to wander the rooms searching for the perfect books to suit your mood, much more so than modern libraries today. At least that is my opinion.

Merry Christmas
xx, Carol

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

That's a good idea Tommy. I so many quilts donating to the local library is a good use for the extras

Sherrie Spangler said...

I'll bet your quilts really warm up the space and provide something fun for patrons to look at. Great idea!

Linda Steele said...

How wonderful that the library appreciate your quilts, how generous of you to donate them.