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9-patch in a 9-patch.  Fern found a few blocks at the White Elephant Sale, added few  more using fabric from her grandmother's scrap bag.

9-patch in a 9-patch. Fern found a few blocks at the White Elephant Sale, added few more using fabric from her grandmother’s scrap bag.

Home to Catherine and Fern, scrap quilters and quilting teachers. We are passionate about textiles. We especially enjoy using scraps, re-purposed and unusual fabrics in our quilts and encourage others to do likewise.

Wool quilt made by Fern for her oldest son's 21st birthday.

Freedom quilt made by Fern for her oldest son’s 21st birthday. This quilt was made from recycled and felted wool scraps. It was built in vertical panels.

Redbuds by Catherine

Redbuds by Catherine. This quilt was inspired by Boston Fall foliage. All the fabrics come from thrift shops and scraps from my stash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scrap (skrap) n. 1. a small piece or bit; a fragment.

Click on the highlighted words to see what we are working on, where we are teaching, or what we are doing in our community.

Elise Schebler Roberts:

“…reasons people quilt: to commemorate, celebrate, grieve, take social action or to be part of a community.”

March 2011- Portia's finished quilt

Portia’s finished quilt-made over a span of 8 years out of scraps leftover from all the Persian Pickles

Lynne's wooly - made from repurposed and purchased wool fabric

Lynne’s wooly – made from repurposed and purchased wool fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anonymous quilter: 

“In retrospect, I can say this: Everyone, sometime in her life should make a quilt just because of the pure joy of doing it, one that she makes only for herself, one whose main value is that it makes her happy, one that she does not need to justify or explain.”