Category Archives: Quilting

“The Quilter”

I first wrote about my great grandmother’s four-decades in the Toledo State Hospital about ten years ago while taking a workshop with Carol Bly at the Indiana University Writers Conference. Originally I called the piece “Insanity,” but as I explored … Continue reading

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The making of a feedsack quilt, part 1

This Memorial Day weekend I’m thinking of my mother. There’s a reason.  It started when I was going through things in the basement and I re-discovered my mother’s collection of feedsacks. For years I’ve been talking about making a quilt … Continue reading

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