Thursday, December 3, 2009
1924, aged 34
I found this old crazy quilt a couple weeks ago. I love that it's signed and dated. The woman who made it even embroidered her age, 34. Although I know there are plenty of good things about the time period we live in now, I wish we took greater care with the things around us. I see such thoughtfulness in the things that were made in the past from old homes to crafts.
I hesitated repurposing this old quilt but it really has seen better times. And by using it to make something else I am carrying on a tradition I admire of reusing, recycling, repurposing. My hope is that by spreading this old quilt around I will encourage others to appreciate it's beauty and the ideas it represents.