Friday, February 5, 2010

Solid!

Hello Tonya and everyone! Thanks for including me in the get together! I'm Pam Librarygal and I absolutely love solid fabrics! I have been wanting to order more of the Cherrywood Fabrics and now I have that reason! They are just the nicest solids, hand dyed and suede like in finish. Yummy!


Here is a little doll quilt top I made with a scrap bag I bought from them at a quilt show.
For our quilt get together, I am thinking of doing a liberated Broken Dishes or a Liberated Star but am waiting until my book arrives for sure. I took a class with Gwen this past summer at Sisters on the Liberated Basket. Loved the time spent with Gwen! Even more amazing was that the ladies from Gee's Bend were the honored guests last year with Freddy and Gwen and they exhibited quilts and gave workshops and sang for us. If anyone is interested I can post my little video of them singing for us!

I also had the privilege of seeing the first exhibition of Amish quilts at the De Young almost 20 years ago and was lucky enough to have visited the Esprit quilt collection in San Francisco that had many many Amish quilts. I always though it was so clever of them to use the vintage colors in their modern clothing and home decor fabrics!

I was not a quilter then but did organize historic quilt shows to register family quilts for The California Heritage Quilt Project which ended up being a book by Jean Ray Laury called "Ho For California".

Fun times and now all these years later, I have finally began quilting and look forward to our sewing together. Seems like this was all meant to be :)

Happy Sewing! Pam in Chico

8 comments:

laura said...

Pam- I love the idea of using these fabrics with a 'suede" finish. From the photo, the texture almost gives the fabric a wool look, like many of the original Amish quilts

sophie said...

You just reminded me ... I have some FQ bundles of Cherrywood fabrics in my stash ... hmmmm, I think I should consider those ...

Kim said...

all those years you have been collecting ideas and didn't even know it!

Have fun with it and Happy sewing....I'm still waiting for my book!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh yes, love Cherrywoods - I've got a bunch of those mixed in with my fabrics for this quilt. ooh, I envy you your experiences, class with Gwen and seeing those great quilts in person. woohoo!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Thanks for the comments gals. The weekend flew by and I am awaiting my new book. I did take a peek at Liberated Quilts One and boy I forgot how much I love these ideas! The Shoo Fly Recut is awesome and also still attracted to those Broken Dishes!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Book just arrived...stay tuned!!

Michele said...

I am in love, love, love with the doll quilt. What wonderful colors. I could redo a room with those colors! Maybe I should stick to quilts!

debbi d-w said...

Hi Pam. I just joined the get together, and I would LOVE to see the video of the Gee's Bend Women singing! (In my first life I was a musicologist!)