Exploring Fabric with Barbara Brackman

I have lots of fabric. It isn’t unusual for a quilter – many of us have lots of fabric. We sometimes gather fabric just for the sake of buying material, to give ourselves a “fabric fix”,  or as a way of supporting our local quilt store.  People give us fabric because they know we sew. It breeds and multiplies in the dark corners of our closets. Quilters have fabric.

I am trying to be an intentional fabric-gatherer these days. And I want to learn about the fabric used by my great-grandmothers as well as their mothers,  aunts,  grandmothers and great-grandmothers. To that end, I am following along on Barbara Brackman’s Westering Women BOM using my own stash.



I had wanted to participate in 2015 in her Stars in Warp Time 2015


So, I am combining the two blog block-making projects and was getting stuff done until my bobbin winder on my sewing machine decided to fail. My Lily is at the repair shop now. (Sigh).

So, I am back to hand work – All-American Eight-Pointed Star, Farmer’s Wife Sampler and Big Stitch quilting. Lots to do this Spring!!!



About travel4wine2013

I am a quilter now that I have retired from teaching kindergarten.
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