Last week our guild hosted Teddy Pruett from Lake City, Florida. You can check out her blog here…..
By profession, she is a quilt appraiser, but she is also an excellent speaker and story teller and her quilts are magnificent stories in themselves.
She spent much of the evening talking about recycling old fabrics, many from unusable, un-quilted tops that she purchases as she finds them.
She took those half-square triangles and cut them down to make this piece….
Another great example was her use of a curtain similar to this one….
She also showed some interesting antique quilts that she had picked up along the way.
This one used corset fabric to piece the designs….
This one was amazing…..
She noted that as an appraiser, she sees many, many quilts using the same traditional designs. Since this can be a bit boring, she loves to find traditional patterns that aren’t quite so traditional……
She has named this quilt “Grandmother’s Soccer Balls” because obviously the creator got tired of making flowers and allowed them to morph…..
….to be continued…….