Friday, July 3, 2009
"PUFFS", my first quilt at age 18
Nothing dramatic is happening. I'm still hand quilting and deciding on the backing of Kerry and John's quilt. So I'll show you how it all started.
While I was going to college, majoring in HEc, I worked for Singer in the summer, teaching sewing to teenage girls. My supervisor intrigued me with stories of making quilts in her home state of Kentucky. She showed me how to make "puffs".
At the time, synthetic stuffing hadn't become popular, so unfortunately, the puffs are stuffed with kapok but the batting is cotton. I gave it to my niece when she was a little girl (now 40+). She has treasured it and only now did we photograph it.
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