Thursday, July 26, 2012

On...Where I was on Saturday

"On" Saturday I was in Marion, Indiana at the Quilter's Hall of Fame Celebration 2012.  The Quilter's Hall of Fame is located in the former home of Marie Webster, author of America's first quilt book,  "Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them", published by Doubleday, Page & Company, 1915.  Marie designed quilts and sold quilt kits in the early 1900s.  She was about 50 when she started....a real inspiration!

This particular Celebration event was for the induction of Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day into the Quilter's Hall of Fame.  What an honor, and well deserved!  Eleanor, a leader in the quilting industry, has been an agent of change by simplifying the craft.  Her books have energized a new wave of quilter's, as Marie Webster did nearly a century ago.

I happen to have the 1979 second edition of "Log Cabin Quilt in a Day", and it was my introduction to quilting.  It was the ease combined with the art of sewing that enticed me.

Here's to you, Eleanor!  With great admiration, congratulations....

:) Mattie

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