My monthly crafty mama gathering had us embracing the old with the new. Have you ever seen those beautiful old friendship quilts. The remnants of a gathering of folks putting together a quilt and adding their names one stitch at a time. I had a notion of wanting to do this with this special group of crafty friends. I pondered how to do this with all of our busy schedules.
It then occured to me, another part of the quilt rescue mission that seems to be a part of my crafty life these days. I was originally looking for an unfinished top that we could add our names, and then fell in-love with the set of vintage Dresden Plates. It was just right, the stitching could happen on each mama's lap and happen inbetween sips of wine, breastfeeding babies, chocolate, and more stories.
Once all the blocks are gathered back up, and we catch anyone we missed this month, I will be adding these to a dark red back fabric that I thought looked somewhat Turkey Red, adding a teal back drop and binding, then we will be able to tie it together.
I am continually assured that re-claiming this art/craft DIY movement is powerful. When women gather and create- watch out! I am just loving knowing that we supporting each other and creating this new quilt from these vintage pieces. The original makers probably had not idea how powerful they would be for us!