more t-shirt and memory quilts
Here are a few of the cool quilt tops that I have completed for Patchwork Memories which is closing up shop. But my shop is still open, what better way to preserve your memories for generations to come. These quilts were made from baby, men's and women's clothing to t-shirts and men's ties.
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trip to Decorah
Just back from a great long weekend at the Seed Savers Heritage Farm in Decorah Iowa. Being from the east coast, I have never given much thought to Iowa, but I have to say that it is delightful, from the beautiful farms, to the welcoming people and the miles and miles of corn plants waving in the breeze. I know that I am basing my opinion only on Decorah, but I have a feeling the rest of the state is just as delightful. Decorah has a fun and thriving down town with great restaurants, farmers market, quilt store, yarn store, coffee shop and an incredibly good ice cream shop.
Craig gave an amazing talk to highlight the 40th year of Seed Savers Exchange, and also a great talk on the Dwarf tomatoes. He is so ready to share his knowledge and experience especially with young people. I have heard him speak may times, but this time he really nailed it.
He really is a Tomato Rock Star.
Here are a few of my favorite pics:
What is more American than baseball? Well, maybe Mom and apple pie would qualify.
Take a look at this great t-shirt quilt that I made for a young man in college who has played baseball since he was a small dude.
4th of July beauty
I have had the honor of finishing a couple of quilt tops made by my good friend Verna, who sadly passed away in 2013. The quilts have gone to her daughter Kat as wonderful family heirlooms.
It has been a fun and exciting six months since Craig's book came out. We couldn't be happier with the book, it is beautiful as well as filled with everything a tomato lover and gardener would need to know. Tomatoes are one of Craig's passions and it really comes through in the book.
Our travels around the country have been great fun. We have met some of the nicest people and have heard so many heart warming stories about family and gardening.
Aunt Jemaima approves of Epic Tomatoes.