|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
|Joyce Rodenhiser called my attention to a quilter named Renae Merrill, who makes something called Haikuilts (Haiku
+ quilts). What is a haikuilt? It is a small art quilt that accompanies and expresses a haiku- the ancient Japanese
third. For information on Renae's haikuilts, see her website at RenaeMerrillQuilts.com
Here are some of Renae's quilting haikus:
Tiny squares of love
My soul rings with every stitch
Flowers fill my heart
Too many pieces!!
Too much hair being pulled out!!
WOW!! What a great quilt!!
Little girl dresses
Memories in every piece
Stitched by loving hands
Anyone want to try writing one? Here's my attempt:
Measure before you cut, then
Measure one more time!
Linda Anthony has developed a technique and the accompanying formulae for making narrow fabric wide enough
for a quilt back without the waste that usually results when two pieces are seamed together to make a backing. This
tip will help you figure out how to make one piece of fabric wide enough for a 48" x 60" quilt using only one seam
and not having a bunch of fabric left over! The link to Linda's instructions is below- give it a try!
|Favorite Quilting Quotes
(from various and sometimes anonymous sources)
Sign seen recently in a sewing studio: "Yes, I really do need all this fabric!"
"There's no crying in quilting." Oh wait, that's baseball... (from the movie, "A League of Their Own")
"If a fabric is still ugly, you didn't cut it into small enough pieces!"
-Quilter and Teacher, Bonnie Hunter
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
-Scott Adams, cartoonist and author