A utility quilt, that was used and loved, and now needs mending, or not. Perhaps it is best left just the way it is. Trudy shared this quilt with us at our little quilt group which met this past week at Barbara's house.
These photo's are a bit blurry. but you can still appreciate the fact that this quilt was indeed a quilt that was created for warmth and to be used. It has a variety of fabrics in it, most of it wool or other heavier type fabrics. Fragments of cloth used to create something to keep a family warm during long cold winter nights.
This picture is easier to see some of the fabrics. The log cabin blog is in the center of the quilt. Warmth was the intention of this quilt, as it is really quite heavy. It would have been a quilt that would have hurt your toes if you were sleeping on your back. The look of the quilt is similar to a Gee's Bend quilt.
The owner of this quilt was curious about this quilt having any value......it was headed for the dump. It was used in the Price and Helper area of Utah, which is an area in Utah where there is coal mining and winters are cold. After looking closely at the quilt, it was obvious that it was made from usable pieces of clothing, coats and the like. Nothing went to waste. I don't quite understand what happened here.......there is quite a bit about this computer stuff that I'm a slow learner of. Oh, well! :-)
On another note, these are the beautiful succulent wreaths which Abbie and her friend Patti created. They are regular little Martha Stewarts.
I have been reading for the second time, "Your Life is Your Message." It is one of those books that needs to be read more than once. It is full of wisdom and reminders for life. I will share little exerts from it this week for my quote or thought of the day. The author is Eknath Easwaran.
"Around the world many thoughtful people are making a deep concerted search for a way to live in harmony with each other and the earth. Their efforts, rarely reach the headlines. They are simply quiet people changing the world by changing them selves."