Thursday, January 24, 2008

Memory quilts/scrapbooks

Immigrants from Swenden. Notice the swedish dresses/costume??? They are partaking of tea in the garden.
My swedish grandfather Siguard Wilhelm Knut Anderson. The very bottom picture is him as a little baby taken in Sweden. He learned to walk on the ship going to Sweden. His father took my grandfather and his brother Phil to Sweden to meet his parents (my great-great grandparents) and left his wife Anna Jacobsen Anderson in Boston because her parents had immigrated with her and they could not afford passage for her. They traveled as second class passengers and spent six months in Sweden . I loved for him to talk Swedish for me.
I've been working on memory quilts the last couple of weeks. I am giving a demo/talk on how I make them at our next Quilter's Guild meeting. I have been making 8" x 10" pages. I am riding the fence as to what to do with them. Do I want to attach them to a whole cloth quilt or do I want to make them into a cloth scrapbook and write on the backs of the pages with a little ancestoral history as to who's who??? What do yo think???? I have one more 8 x 10 in the making entitled "Time in a bottle".......I also have another Grandmother wall hanging in the making of my Paternal Grandmother.

This bottom quilt is of my Paternal Grandparents Mary and Warren Stocks. I have only vague memories of them. My Grandmother died when I was 4 and my Grandfather when I was 6.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quiz

I took this Quiz because I love Jane Austen books!!!

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

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Monday, January 7, 2008

One Month


It's been a month since I last posted!! Well I've been busy!!!

Here is a picture of a quilt block I made from my Kaleidoscope software program. It's for our out going Quilter's Guild president. She wanted blocks with any kind of tree design on it.