Ladies Quilting Circle, Fashions and Crafts

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I made two folders to hold pages which i removed from the centre of some old scrap books as they hadn’t been used. The fabric was donated by a neighbour from her scrap bag!

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It covered a hand spun and woven woollen blanket made in Italy in the 1950s, but it was removed recently so a new cover could be made. The blanket would be lovely left as it is, but I have to admit it is a little rough.

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The fabric was already thirty years old when these pages of advertisments were printed in the 1980s, and would have been too old fashioned to be used in any of the garments or crafts illustrated.2009 Scrap Books 038

But look what I found in the piles of pages from 1990s magazines, Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts from America!Unfortunately I didn’t keep the article, just the first page.

I had purchased a computer program for designing quilts about 1993, and a girfriend bought a different one.  When her computer was upgraded later, she gave me her program because she wasn’t getting a lot of use out of it. Neither of us chose Electric Quilt, but by the time this was published I was obviously looking forward to trying something a bit more user friendly.

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This page is part of an article from Down Under Quilts which is dated June/July 1999. ( It wasn’t until 2004 that I finally got the dream program for quilters.)

2009 Scrap Books 040The rest of the contents are quilts from the same period as the Electric Quilt articles.. Mostly beautiful traditional quilts, with just a hint of breaking out of the tradition in a few of them.

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