In “A Transgenerational Quilt“, Megan Hippler remembers learning to sew from her Grandmother, “I never felt more connected to my grandmother than when I was finishing the last line of stitches on the checkerboard quilt top.”
Many of us likely learned to sew from family, as sewing and quilting are rooted in the home. Do you have any handmade garments or quilts that evoke strong memories of family? Take some time to read Megan’s story, and join the discussion in the comments below.
Weekend Reading Discussion:
- A Transgenerational Quilt: An imperfect lap quilt connects three generations of women through sewing. Does sewing run in your family? Who taught you to sew?
And here are a few more reads:
- “I was determined not to follow existing fashions, but create new ones.” – Arthur Liberty from Liberty of London
Have you read Threadbare yet? A comic about clothes, sex, and trafficking. Powerful stuff!
100 Years of Jewish Fashion Design – From The New York Times
S***suit Inspiration: Is “swimsuit” a dirty word for you?
Hack patterns and win prizes! We’re sponsoring Indie Pattern Month this week
How to turn a strap in less than 30 seconds! Best if done with the volume way, way up
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