quilt block stencils? My mom had a rose stencil that was several parts that you laid on one another to get the design. She used textile paint to paint the design,she used them to make one block at a time. She made so many of these quilts and now I am on the look for one that I know some of my aunts have. I was wondering in anyone else remembers these, there may have been more designs, don't know. I have a call in to my sister in law to see if this stencil was with her quilt marking designs, I know that she did not throw them away as she kept everything.
I do...Marie M Sturmer is one of the foremost aurhorites on Quilt Stenciling,she lives in in my area and I have attended her shows and learned from her a few years ago.Since it is not something I was interested in I did not pursue it.She has quilts hanging at Paducah and designed for Marshall Fields aka Macy's. I was blown away by her Trunk Show when she came to our Guild.
Here is a cover to her book
Those stencil quilts look neat!
Does anyone remember making "quilt" wallhangings by scoring grooves in styrofoam (?) and then covering the sections with different fabrics & pushing them into the grooves, so it looked like a quilt when done? I think I saw it done on that old Aleene's craft show once, and there was a McDonald's that had such "quilt" art on the walls. Used to stop there while on the road to my parents' house. This would have been late 80's/early 90's?
Years ago, a member of my sewing club showed some painted quilts her mother had made. She couldn't sew, but she painted quilt designs onto stretched canvas, "stitches" and all.
I painted a quilt on the wall once in the early 80's before I became a quilter. I couldn't wait to get a real 3 dimentional quilt up over it to cover it up!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
What memories! In the 60's my mother used paint in tubes that had a ball point. She made many quilt tops for her grandchildren. They were beautiful. I don't know how she managed the shading and such, but they were extrodinary.
I still have one of the table clothes she did, I can't bare to part with it stains and all.
My mother did one for me when I was a senior I begged her for it and I bought all the stuff.
GUESS WHAT IT STILL ISN'T FINISHED.
It is all the state flowers, a freind of mine had one her mother made and I wanted one so bad.
That was 1976, sadley my mom passed away in 2001 so she never got to see it finished. The top is together it just isn't quilted...My youngest sister has asked me if I will finish it for her (and someday I will) she was 25 when my mom died so I am sort of like her mom now. I was 16 when she was born.
Her kids call me grandma once in awhile by mistake.....now hold up there yunguns I am not a granny yet.
Mine was an Aunt Marthas I'm pretty sure that I do not have the iron on stencils anymore but you can still get the pens and some stencils might still be available on e-bay they have some in the store but they are not like the 70's....I am going to buy some of the pens to do my quilt label with.
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