News from Virginia Corriea
Several years ago I was lucky enough to purchase some blocks and a quilt top from Tillie Hilmer. I was able to quilt the top recently.
This quilt top was made by Tillie's mother Clara Diebold, married name Mrs. Eugene Essner, Benton MO, born 8/6/1894, died 6/6/1973. The quilt top is all hand pieced. It is a Dresden Plate quilt. All this information is on the label. The outside border edges of the quilt were really, really frayed and I was afraid that I was going to have to cut the edges off to a straight edge. But I decided to just stitch the heck out of the edges when I got to the edges of the quilt. It's not so pretty but it preserved the original lines of the outside edge. I really love this quilt. Oh, as far as I can tell, it's made from original 1930's and 1940's fabrics.
Here's a picture. I hope you all enjoy remembering Tillie and her mother Clara.
I miss all of you. Virginia
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I hope you are having a wonderful summer and are staying cool. When it is too hot do you retreat to your sewing room, enjoy the outdoors or escape to the coast or mountains? I tend to escape and dream about my next project or think about what’s under my needle. Our July meeting will be a fun time to socialize and check out lots of quilt bargains. Don’t forget to bring your cash. Icy cold water will be provided and the AC will be turned up. Stay cool out there.
Soon I’ll mail the Confetti quilt I made for my two-year-old great-grandson, which some of you saw at the June show-and-tell. I’m not quite ready to start on my next project, so I have been amusing myself by sewing for Valley Children’s Hospital. I know many of us make quilts and other items to give away, either to friends and family, or to the various organizations served by our Cuddle Quilt program. In fact, some quilters say they hardly keep anything they make. That’s not me! I do try to keep a balance, though. If you haven’t found time to make a cuddle quilt lately, how about picking up a kit from Tricia at the next meeting. Or maybe you could make something with some of the excess fabric you have lying about (you know who you are!). Whatever you are working on this summer, keep cool and enjoy what you are doing!