Tuesday, January 19, 2010
AJC - Mend
When I got the prompt I thought about some of the quilting pieces that I love the most. There is a wonderful vendor, Cotton in the Cabin, who comes to the Road to California Quilt Show here in Southern California with marvelous antique pieces of hand sewn quilt bits. Every year I that I get to go I treat myself to another bit of unknown history. I say that because I will never know who spent a few hours hand piecing bits of fabric together with thread. Occasionally there are bits of quilts that have required mending, worn areas carefully sewn back up as to be useful again. It brings to mind darning eggs and socks, tatting shuttles and pearle cotton, radio instead of television, and conversation instead of texting.