Quilt Display / August 31, 2018 / Babette.
Why should you use Swarovski crystal rhinestones? Because they will last the lifetime of each quilt that you create. Although there are less expensive rhinestones available they may not continue to adhere to your quilting blocks when washed. A quilt is an heirloom. If your rhinestones fall off it will lose some of it`s value. Genuine crystal rhinestones will add an amazing touch of sparkle to your next quilting project. All you need is your own household iron.
Of course things being what they are it doesn`t take harsh weather to cause us to feel the need for some consolation. No-o! These days the perils of routine living alone can put us on edge. Then throw in the state of the world and the economy and it`s enough to send anyone running for cover. Although we often seek out the people who normally support us during trying times in many cases they`re just as overwhelmed as we are.
For example the soft baby flannel that may be used in the piecing of a clown`s hat may evoke memories of a toy that the quilter`s son once played with in the nursery. The soft pink cotton that once was the out grown nightgown of a clumsy toddler is now the ballerina`s skirt in a children`s quilt of a graceful little girl who grew up and now loves to show her Mommy how much she loves to dance instead of crawling around the house. Or the blue jean train on the newly finished children`s quilt which was once a little boy`s first pair of dungarees. Tonight when he goes to bed and hugs his handmade children`s quilt the story can be told again about the little train on that special children`s quilt a keepsake for years to come with a story to tell.
Mazloomi discusses how initially the work of African American quilters was largely ignored by the traditional quilting community as it did not conform to traditional commonly-held practices and beliefs surrounding quilting. Quilts created by African American quilters had naturally been influenced by the African culture from which the quilters and their ancestors had come. Even in the quilts of today the use of bold strong vibrant color can be seen in the quilts of their black creators.