FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Quilting Cousins
I have some very talented cousins on my Dad's side of the family. Once a month a few of my girl cousins get together, we take turns hosting. At one of the Fall get togethers we decide on a theme for t... Posted on 6/28/09 at 4:57 AM
John Majors is used to getting second glances when he goes shopping. It's not that the 63-year-old causes a disturbance - he's as quiet and mild-mannered as he looks. But he does stand out, if only because there aren't a lot of men scouring fabric shops for material. And there are even fewer male quilters in the area.
Quilters from across the northern Plains and Canada will be in Thief River Falls on Saturday to learn more about their art form. The Thief River Falls Quilt Guild is hosting a Quilt College featuring a variety of classes for quilters of all skill levels.
Frank Buer is a veteran quilt maker — in more ways than one.
Not only has Buer designed and made quilts for several years, he’s a Vietnam vet, serving in the U.S. Army infantry in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967.
Quilting helped Gail Morgan stitch the pieces of her life back together.
Morgan, who suffered a head injury in 1996, started quilting as a way to improve her eye-hand coordination and help her concentration and memory. She’s long had an interest in quilting and after she was injured decided to sign up for a class. Morgan’s teacher, Connie Selle, a retired special education teacher, took her under her wing.
Since the first meeting of the Waite Park Stitchettes last January, crocheter Jean Sarazine has been hooked.
The Waite Park resident is part of the local group that meets regularly to work on different fiber projects, share what’s new, offer tips on sewing patterns and more.
Sandy Curran had been making traditional quilts for several years when she stumbled across an image that knocked her off course.
Day after day in early 2003, the Newport News, Va., woman saw it staring up from the newspapers and magazines that covered her floor — until one day she could no longer resist the challenge.
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