Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Things Quilted and Stitched

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday July 24, 2009 as we present "A STITCH IN TIME – ALL THINGS QUILTED AND STITCHED "

Hand-stitched quilts, detailed hand crafts and keepsake needle arts stitch us together in place and across time. Regardless of century, country or kin, we're unified by our love of all things handmade. Stacks of gorgeous quilting fabrics remind me of Saturdays spent with my grandmother, my eager little hands anxious to just touch the color fabrics tucked in every nook and cranny of the small sewing room. I'd watch her hands and as she worked her fabric like magic and turned floral pastels, ticking stripes and colorful plaids into prized treasures. Stitched treasures are beautiful as well as practical. Hand stitched sachets filled with the sweetest lavender - tucked inside a special drawer of an antique dresser or washstand. Whimsical quilts, using the newest techniques mixed with treasured old quilts tattered with age. Each one is beautiful in its own right, but the centuries combine to create something truly exquisite.

Embroidered table linens can become the finest heirlooms. Many have been passed down from mother to daughter or are looking for new homes to create new traditions. Today, machines can replicate those delicate stitches to create heirlooms for our own grandchildren. Pink flowers embroidered on vintage tablecloths, carefully scalloped edgings, delicate stitches on kitchen towels and napkins.

Needlepoints rescued and made anew with beautiful silks, each one with a story all its own, ready to make new memories in a new home. The finest yarns and threads woven, knitted, crocheted into practical and beautiful garments and accessories. A hand crocheted doily paired with silk ribbon flowers to cover a table, beautifully crocheted cushions to rest on a sofa. A handmade shawl whose stitches are eager to warm someone special on a cool summer evening.From past or present, near or far, we are united in our love of all things stitched.

Photo Contribution 1: The Quilt Shoppe Photo Contribution 2: Beloved Creations
Photo Contribution 3: Kitty Kitty Designs

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