Crazy quilts don’t equate with crazy women now, but the fiction of the late 1800’s tells a different story. Crazy quilts were all the rage during the mid-1870's but began to drop from favor during the mid-1890's. An article in Dorcas magazine explained the then current fad, ‘Of all the ‘crazes’ which have swept over … Continue reading Crazy Quilts = Crazy Women?
When I got my MA, I had to write a thesis. The challenge was coming up with some area of literature to analyze that had not been done a million times already. I love quilts and American lit., so I combined those to interests and somehow convinced my professors that enough short stories about quilts … Continue reading The Quilt as a Symbol in Fiction
Every quilter has made a table runner. I admit it. I have too. In fact, I’ll even admit I have no less than six that are done and just need binding. It is the ubiquitous quilting gift – fast, easy, good use for leftover blocks. But what is it? Have you ever heard somebody say, … Continue reading What the hell is a table runner for anyway?