Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Handmade Meaning in Wisconsin

Last week I was delighted to assist in the Community Embroidery Project.  This was an opportunity for people to put their own contemporary spin on traditional redwork.  I didn't make a square, but I helped with the assembly.

Packets were distributed to the community and the resulting embroidered squares were gathered together last week at Stitcher's Crossing for assembly into a quilt which will then be bound and tied.
Under the able direction of Susan Young, we spent the day squaring up the squares and sewing them together with red sashing.  I had to leave before it was finished, but I will post a picture of the completed project when it is available.
We chose this red fabric for sashing because it really made each individual embroidered square sing.

Here are the rows with their sashing.  For more information on this project -- check the blog here.  


Beth said...

Such a simple little thing and yet is DOES sing!!! Give yourself and the rest a pat on the back for GOOD Works!

Talin's Corner said...

Great job. I cannot wait to see the finished quilt. I love the red sashing.

Cathy said...

Ohh love the red stitching on the squares! You are good to volunteer to help sew it all together!

rasamalai said...

I love this! It's awesome,l makes me feel like embroidering and quilting! ^o^