If you are regular reader of my blog, then you know that I am on a mission to educate and share my love of Make-Do quilts with all of you. Well....my mission just got a huge boost!
In this, the June 2011 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, you will find my article called The Quilting Tradition of Making-Do!
I am so proud to have worked with the editors and staff at AP&Q magazine on this article and thank them for all of their help! They're always a dream to work with. Together, we hope that you will come to love and appreciate the Make-Do tradition. If you are one of the many quilters whom love to replicate nineteenth century quilts, then at least some of your quilts should have "make-do" elements in them. After all.... that's how so many nineteenth century quilts were made!
If you would like to know more about the "make-do" quilting tradition or how to authentically "make-do" in your quilts, join The Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club at a quilt shop near you. The PWSC club features lessons in making-do, American history, and stories about what daily life was like in the 1800's, and much, much more each month!
Starting in 2012, I have a brand new lecture presentation & workshop, not surprisingly called The Quilting Tradition of Making-Do. The presentation educates quilters on all aspects of a make-do quilt and how to spot make-do elements in all quilts. I also bring a trunk show of my Make-do quilt collection, including those featured in the magazine article. The workshop is a fun, interactive way to practice the art of making-do in a small quilt project. Email me if you'd like more information about my lectures/workshops.
Forgive me....as I say tongue in cheek.....
Quilters of America and the world....go forth and Make-Do!
Have a great day! Pam