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Wise One
« on: September 12, 2013 01:51:10 PM »

I don't know.  No one seems to know.  

I joined a quilt group that makes quilts to raise money for a battered woman's shelter and a food bank.  The group is making a memorial quilt for all the quilt group members who've passed away over the years.  I took the block for Sarah Fear.  No one knows who Sarah Fear is.  We've done hours of research but alas all I know is that she was a wonderful woman who made quilts to raise money for the less fortunate ones.

Anyways, I've gotten a new book by the 'UnRuly Quilter' Tonya Ricucci.  It's called Word Play Quilts.  I think Smaarrt had a bunch of pins showing Tonya's wonky kooky way of quilting letters.  So this is my wonky kooky block for dear Sarah Fear.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013 01:58:24 PM »

It looks great! I really like those letters. So do you mean you don't know who to send this to? Or it's going to the organization and nobody remembers who she is?
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013 03:27:09 PM »

Thanks for the shout out, WO, but it's not me. I just checked my pins and I don't have her stuff. But I will be pinning like crazy now that I know her name.

And I LOVE this block - the letters and the colors/fabric choices are FANTASTIC!

Lovely work.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013 03:29:09 PM »

Oh yeah.  I guess that was as clear as mud.  We're living in the midst of some major flooding and I'm crafting to keep insanity at bay as long as the power holds out.

Sarah Fear was a member of the quilt organization.  She died and therefore will have a block in the memorial quilt.  We know who most of the former members were.  For example, one former member made crazy quilts that raised crazy amounts of money and so the woman who is making her memorial block is making it in the crazy quilt style.  As for Sarah Fear, no one (including myself) can track down anything on her.  Is that still as clear as mud?
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013 03:34:52 PM »

Thanks for the shout out, WO, but it's not me. I just checked my pins and I don't have her stuff. But I will be pinning like crazy now that I know her name.

Smmarrt - That's too funny!  I could've sworn it was you as you like those bright wonky kooky quilts like me Tongue  This lady Tonya took classes or something from Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston.  Tonya is on pinterest!!!  I can't find a blog; she's probably too busy making fun quilts.  If you find that she offers classes or retreats, lets go!  FUN FUN FUN
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013 03:37:30 PM »

That makes a lot more sense. I was thinking you meant Sarah Fear was someone who died from the women's shelter. I thought that was odd. Now I see! That's really cool. Will you be able to post a pic of the completed memorial quilt? The block is rad, btw. The letters are great! paper pieced?
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013 03:46:20 PM »

Oh yes, that's clearer! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013 04:53:38 PM »

The letters are great! paper pieced?

They're sort of paper pieced but not really.  The author of the book shows you how to eyeball the letters by looking at a 'pattern' of numbered shapes.  I'm guessing that most experienced quilters (which I'm not!) could wing it just by looking at some of the quilts made in this style.  Alas, I had to buy the book  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013 07:24:56 AM »

that is sad that no one knows anything about her so far. it is very sweet and awsome that you made a quilt block with her name on it. it has to be driving you crazy wondering about her! if they gave you an old address you might be able to find out a little about her like family or whatnot.

there is a lady that makes me think of this story. she has to be pretty up there in age now, but this makes me want to try and make something for her and deliver it. she lived next door to me when i was growing up. i remember she had a ton of cats and didn't come out of her house much, but when i was a kid i used to be sitting on the curb hungry, and this woman used to pick me up and feed me and take me places to eat and get me toys and such. she didn't have any family that ever came to visit or husband or anything. i remember she had a lot of stuff in her house, she would get things for family that i never saw come over, but she got the things and saved them none the less. her name is phyllis. i remember she had a white cat named peewee that was her favorite out of all the cats. she used to joke that he was like her husband (peewee).

now i am inspired to do something for her. i visited a couple times in my adulthood and she still lived there. i wonder now if she is still there as it has been some years. i am wondering if i could pull off making her a peewee stuffie. trying real hard to remember what the cat looked like, i just remember it was white, i think with blue eyes. i want to learn how to make a quilt some day when i figure out how to use my machine, but for now my machine is wonky. the thread keeps getting stuck!

gotgrey you really are such a caring person! i love the thing that you do with stuffed animals. can you send me a link about that organization that does the stuffy thing? is it still up and running? one thing also that i think of especially for the sort of thing the stuffie org does, is maybe making a bunch  of stuffies to leave with the fire department. when i was about 22 we had a major house fire. my daughter was very young, and the fire was pretty scary and ruined the whole house. the fire department gave my daughter a stuffed bear to help her feel better. it was really a good thought as at the time all of her toys had been ruined in the fire. childrens hospitals would be a good place too. although i love the random drop off thing that you do also. let me know where i can find more information about that one.

quilt wise, i wish i could make one bc that would be an awsome thing to drop off at a homeless shelter lil quilts and blankets and such.
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013 12:38:52 PM »

I remember seeing some of Tonyas work - and a tutorial, if I remember right - on Bonnie Hunters Quiltville.com. But I wasn't able to find it again when I went looking.

I like your block - the green spotted fabric is perfect to the whimsical letters.
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