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I am looking at the book “Georgia Quilts”. I absolutely LOVE the quilt on page 174. It appears to be named “Library”, made in 2003, I believe. I would love to know more about how to do a quilt similar to this one. I love books, we homeschool, and I would love for me and my daughter to work on something like this together. This is the only quilt in this book that really just stands out. Are there any details on shelf dimensions and book demensions that you would be willing to share. Is the fabric above and below the bookcases just one printed fabric instead of many striped pieces. I am asking many questions because I am very new at quilting; as I have never made a quilt. I have saved many of my four childrens clothes to use in a quilt but refuse to cut them until I know what I will do with them. This is PERFECT!
I pray you accept this request without offence. Please let me know if this is something you can share.
Have a blessed evening,
Thank you for your kind words about my quilt. It is called “Fulton County Attorney Law Library” because when I made the quilt, I was the Fulton County Attorney and it hung in our law library for many years. Also the names on the book spines came from my staff members.
As for the quilt itself, I started it in a class and we had a book that had the block patterns. For the life of me, I can’t remember the author or the title of the book. I suggest you google “bookshelf quilt” and I am sure you can find the blocks. There are only 3 or 4 blocks in the entire quilt so it is relatively simple. The top and bottom of my quilt is book fabric, not individual blocks.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
My name is Phyllis. Ever Dean Ford Young is my mother and Allen Ford was my grandfather. My mom told me about your quilts. I have also wanted to quilt but I lack time and effort. My mother-in-law quilts and she enjoys the peace that it brings her. Your quilts are beautiful and maybe one day I will find the time to get started.
So nice to hear from you. I have added you to the Clara Ford Foundation mailing list. The foundation, which is a celebration of quilts, was inspired by your great-grandmother Clara. Look for a newsletter each Sunday night at 9 pm called Start Your Week With a Quilt.
By the way, I did not take up quilting until I was quite old, so it is never too late.
You are so lucky! My quiliting spaces have traveled all over the house. Now I am converting my attic to a dedicated quilting studio. I understand when you call it your “happy space”. Good luck and thanks for hte inspiration.
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