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Friday, July 2, 2010

Another Little Quilting Granny

My best friend Vicki met another little quilting Granny one day on her job.
Thank goodness she sent me pictures of this amazing lady's work.
Look at this quilting frame. It is 2 saw horses with little grooves in it where 2 x 2 pcs. of wood lay. She lays one of the 2 x 2's on the floor and starts rolling the quilt on it and then places it in the groove. I hope I explained this right. Vicki told me how she did it. Amazing.
This little Quilting Granny is 86 years old. She made this quilt and if I am not wrong, I think that she said this was a king size quilt. She does it all by hand. Amazing.
Just look at this work! Amazing.
Vicki said the stitches were so tiny. She actually made a video of her hand stitching but I haven't figured out how to save it to my computer yet.
This quilt is 100 years old and she is hand quilting it for someone.
She said that this hand quilting is called "chicken scratch." Amazing.
This little 86 year old Quilting Granny charges 100.00 to hand quilt a quilt.
Amazing.
Thank you Vicki for sharing this sweet little quilter with us!
I hope you visit her and take more pictures. You can take me with you next time!

16 comments:

caknitter said...

Wow, amazing! $100 dollars?!?! Quilting by hand is priceless and beautiful.
Thank you for sharing Vicki's newly discovered quilting granny. :-)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What beautiful work Granny does! $100 is almost robbery for that kind of handwork. I've been doing needlework for most of my life, but only recently heard of chicken scratch. It's a really neat technique of cross stitching on the surface of the fabric to form a design. Makes a quilt even more special. Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Donna

Real Life Reslers said...

Wow! I like the red and white one.

Michelle said...

What an amazing idea for a hand quilting frame. I never would have thought of it. $100? Are you kidding? Can you imagine the HOURS involved? She should be charging MUCH more. Oh well, I know it keeps her busy, and that is what is important.

Granny J said...

That handwork is beautiful. I like both the quilts but the red and white is my favorite.

I hope you find out how to save the video to your computer. I'd love to see it.

My mother used to have a set of quilting frames but they had a wooden peg that went through the
2x2 into the saw horse. I've never seen quilt frames like those in the picture.

Maria said...

That Dear Lady is unbelievable. What great talent and all done by hand.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

JUST AMAZINE AND I GUESS THERE'S MORE PATIENCE IN THOSE LIL OLE HANDS THAN IN MY WHOLE BODY!
Thanks for sharing ANOTHER amazine Granny with us!.
Karen

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

OMGosh when I posted my comment my word verification was 'oldies' - now how appropriate for this post!
Not meaning old in my thoughts, but just the fact that it's all about GRANNIES and the old quilt.
Well, it was neat to me. LOL

Karen

Joyce Marie said...

Beautiful! Our grandmothers always find a way to do things right...her quilt frame is ingenious...

Thanks for sharing,
Joyce Marie

Alice Grace said...

I love this! There are so many wonderful people who carry on the heritage of this beautiful work! Could I go with you and Vicki to see her next time? The work is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

That is Awesome!! I love chicken scratch! That lady is an inspiration! What a neat quilting frame.
Blessings,
Julie

Love Bears All Things said...

I wish she lived near me...I need a quilter...I like to hand quilt but I am so slow and don't have a frame so it is all lap quilted...It is just too hot to do one right now...Those are beautiful.
Mama Bear

Allie said...

Oh my. She is amazing! Only $100 to hand quilt???? That's incredible. Bless her heart!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness, look at all of that handwork! Definitely a lost art. Beautiful - thanks for sharing!

caknitter said...

I know I mentioned this in an email but I'm passing the Beautiful Blogger Award to you, Valerie. Thank you for showing us what true beauty is, inside and out.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Are you passing on her name and contact info? I'd love to have it - I have 3 antique quilt tops that need quilting! :) blessings, marlene