Category Archive: Happy Textiles

I Saw, I Pinned, I Followed Through

I recently saw button ornaments like these on Pinterest, and I remembered there was an article saved in one of my clipping notebooks too. (It was from the Dec./Jan. 2011 MaryJanesFarm magazine.) I… Continue reading

Harvest Costumes from the 1930s and 40s

In this season of harvest, I bring you some creative costumes from the bountiful Rio Grande Valley of  Texas.  They were made in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, for the annual Birthday Party… Continue reading

1 Fabric, 2 Settings

These are some lap quilts for patients at the Veterans’ Administration hospital. They incorporate two of the fabrics I wanted to use up this year, the pale green with the arc design and… Continue reading

Trio of Friendly Seas Quilts

A trio of quilts, inspired by a trio of blogs! These quilts were built around the turquoise fabric, “Friendly Seas,” designed by Cynthia Frenette for Robert Kaufmann. The two on the sides were… Continue reading

Hats for the Four Seasons

National Hat Day is coming up on January 15th, so I thought I’d inspire you to participate by showing some vintage hats.  I picked them up at different antique shops back in the… Continue reading

Quilt Festival Treats

One of the great benefits of living near Houston, Texas, is that going to the International Quilt Festival takes just a short car trip.  Since I don’t have to plan and pay for… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Make Plans for Pillow Fight Day

I was sad to discover that I  have already missed Worldwide Quilting Day and Holi, the Color Festival, this year.  I looked on the web for a master list of textile-related celebrations so… Continue reading

Textiles of Comfort and Joy

At this time of the year, we especially think of mitigating the suffering of others.  The comfort and community we craftspeople feel, just from making something, is beautifully expressed here on Quilting Piece… Continue reading

Happy Textiles 3

This is a very ugly toy bird that my husband brought me back from some of his travels.  It was a great choice because I’m a birder, and I love to recycle textiles… Continue reading

Happy Textiles 2

This vintage table cloth captures the spirit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Doesn’t it make you feel like gathering the community for a quick barn-raising, followed by a potluck feast? The tablecloth… Continue reading