Thursday, March 09, 2006
any Y2K swappers out there?
Evelyn, this is for you! After you commented about siggy squares and yours was from Cape Cod with a humpback whale, it sounded so familiar! I went and looked and there you were! Right on my Ohio quilt. It was featured in the Y2K exhibit in Houston in 2000. And that's where I met Nancy in person. What a small, small world! It made me start thinking...how many others participated in the Y2K swap? I did enough for 5 quilts! My husband made me continue. He was totally fascinated with the swaps I got from all over the world. Actually, my Ohio quilt is my second quilt, the first one had only ONE siggy/fabric from each state, each province of Canada, each territory of Australia and numerous European, Asian and African countries. This Ohio quilt actually appraised more than the other one that had so much more variety in it and it was hand quilted by my Amish friend. This Ohio quilt has lots of duplicate states, countries, etc. But it was the machine quilting by Diana Huff, the Quilt Elf, that made this quilt sing. She drafted out the counties and quilted in the counties and a few rivers!! So, there you go, long armers, you can really make a quilts value increase by awesome quilting.
Coming to you from Passionate Quilter at 2:29 PM