1/24/13

QUILT Mag~Winter 1985...MIL Memories

 American's Favorite Quilting Magazine!
I wasn't a Quilter during the Winter of 1985, but my MotherInLaw was a Quilt Magazine Collector, and I'm guessing she was thinking about becoming a Quilter.  She was an experienced seamstress with many years of dressmaking for herself and her daughters.  She had the largest collection of 'Polyester Double Knit' this side of Dallas.  One day, around 1995 or so, I was telling her about my Quilting Lessons at the Senior Citizens Center...that story HERE.   We were sitting at the kitchen table drinking IceTea and talking about sewing and fabrics...again double knit...when she remembered her Collection of Quilt Magazines.  It took her a few minutes to find them in 'The Closet' where she kept 'Things for Later'...you know special stuff saved for a 'Rainey Day'. 
 That was the beginning of my Collection of 1980's Quilt Magazines.
 This Winter 1985 is the oldest one I have, and if I remember correctly,
my MIL thought it would be perfect for a Beginning Quilter.
She was right.  It has also become a Treasury of All-Time Favorite Quilts and
Memories of SweetTea, Kitchen Table Visits and my MIL Ruth.
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5 comments:

Lee D said...

what's the saying: What goes around comes around. Or if you wait long enough it comes back in fashion. With quilting it never goes away. it might change a bit here and there but the same principals stand the test of time. Cut fabric up and then re-sew it together into something fabulous.

LV said...

Anyone that has made a quilt by hand has my greatest respect. I am trying to patch one I got at an estate sale. It is a postage stamp design and is driving me crazy.

Pam said...

It is amazing the number of quilt magazines one can collect. I love those only magazines with such great quilts. No rotary cutters back then!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

What a lovely story and sweet memory. Now you are a fabulous quilter ! (())

Annesphamily said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful memory and a great treasure! I love listening to your stories!

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