Saturday, July 21, 2007

Ode to Quilters Everywhere

I think quilting encapsulates some of what I like best about crafting: it often utilizes scraps or leftover fabrics; it has a long and storied tradition (for an example of this, see Faith Ringgold's great book, Tar Beach); and the end-product is a perfect blend of beauty and utility.

This is a trivet that I got at the same rummage sale I posted about elsewhere; like my pincushion, it was only 10 cents. Look at all the handiwork that went into this! I'm glad it found a home with me because I can really appreciate its true value.

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