thank you to everyone who reached out about my post this morning. all of the private messages, some orders from the shop, and offers to help were so incredible and appreciated. the artist communities here in tucson and online/instagram are strong, i’m so lucky to be part of them and have such great friends. i hope once i’m in a place to do so that i can give back just as much. 💓 it can be really scary to not know how you’ll get your bills paid. i know that good things come, they always do. the bumps are rough, though, especially when you’re alone.. particularly after just moving to a nice new home (after spending years having to bounce around - it feels like it could get taken from you at any time, like it’s too good to be true)... i’m hoping to sign up for a holiday market asap (which of course takes money), and am hustling on more of these wholecloth pillow covers for the shop, coming soon! hope y’all like purple! 🔮 for now, lots still available in the shop if you haven’t had a chance to take a peek yet... infinite XO’s.
Quilts might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hurricane relief. But when disaster strikes and you are a child, you can lose everything you hold dear. Having something to hold on to can make all the difference. I am matching up to $500 in donations to Quilts for Kids, a non profit who sends quilts to children in need. Make sure to put "Marie Bostwick Matching Grant" in the notes section. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Link in profile. #hurricaneirma#hurricaneharvey#hurricanerelief#donate#quiltersofinstagram#quiltsofinstagram
169 pieces and many hours later, my #TripAroundTheWorldBlock is done. First block for my #LongTimeGoneQuilt . As you can see, I'm a little too Type A to be completely scrappy. Hoping to get more comfortable with wild scrappy abandon as time goes on. Looking forward to monthly sewing bees with my fellow classmates on this one right through until late spring.
Another fabulous New York State quilt from "New York Beauties". "Mariner's Compass" made by Emeline Barker (1820-1906); New York City. The date of the quilt is unknown, but I would guess most likely third quarter of the 19th century. "This is probably the finest Mariner's Compass quilt seen by the Quilt Project. Each thin radiating spike comes to a perfect point, and the stitches throughout are tiny and exquisitely placed". Emeline Barker lived with her sister on 26th street in New York City. The quilt is signed "Emeline Barker #7 ". Wouldn't you love to see quilts one through six?. In the collection of The Museum of the City of New York.
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Pictured in "New York Beauties - Quilts From The Empire State" by Atkins and Tepper. An original design made by Carl Klenicke, Corning, Steuben County, New York. Circa 1900. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin. "Carl Klenicke, a native of Germany, was a tailor in Corning. He made this spectacularly different quilt for his daughter Laura, born in 1879, and his son-in-law Joseph Stenger as a wedding gift. The design is wonderfully original with folk motifs galore. It is a tour de force of pieced work, and it probably was made from scraps left over from the fabrics used in making clothes for his clients". Not many antique quilts have been documented as being made by a man. This is a rare piece of American folk art. See close-up in next post.
Carimbo de coelhinho 😍
R$ 42.00 + frete (estou em São Paulo)
Preço para o par de carimbos expostos (sem base de acrílico)
Esses são carimbos "clear" isso quer dizer, quase não ocupam espaço pois tendo uma base de acrílico, você conseguirá usar com inúmeros carimbos!!!
This baby quilt went to meet its newborn owner today. Hopefully, it will be snuggled, dragged along to many picnics of lemonade and mud pies, strung up into a blanket fort, and tied around his sweet little shoulders as an impromptu super hero cape. May there always be grass stains, dreams, and magic in this little man's life, and may he always have warmth when he needs it most. (Those little feet that you see? My very own grass stained, mud pie picnicking, fort building, dreaming, super hero, magic makers ❤️❤️)
Totally different prints, but the combination is always going well!⠀
How would you combine these dark fabrics?⠀
With a bright yellow color? In my opinion, these new shoes are looking quiet good with #fragilefabric ⠀