Flag in the Barn Window September 18 2014, 0 Comments
We all love receiving gifts, but how many of us find pure joy in giving gifts to others?
I believe that Shauna does. She purchased this quilt for her mother's birthday. What a sweet daughter!
A barn quilt was the perfect gift idea, since her mother had been admiring them on scenic drives and talking about how much she loved them. Shauna knew Flag in the Barn Window was the quilt for her mother because of her patriotism and love of everything country themed. I asked where her mother and father might hang it up, to which Shauna replied, "she wants the quilt on the shed (in the newly landscaped backyard) so she can look at it while sitting on their new patio."
Out of curiosity I asked if there were any quilters in Shauna's family, she replied, "I believe my grandmother quilts." I wonder if this is why Shauna's mother is so intrigued by barn quilts? Either way, Shauna assured me that she couldn't have "found anything more perfect" for her moms birthday gift this year.
I dare you to get into giving again. Share the love with your family and friends with a special gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Martha's Larakeet Flower Barn Quilt Story September 16 2014, 0 Comments
Recently, I made this quilt for Martha from Cranford, New Jersey.
It always excites me when new clients are as enthusiastic about barn quilts as I am. When I received Martha's order for this specific design, I asked her what got her interested in barn quilts. She proceeded to tell me about a trip she had just taken where she noticed quilts on barns and homes. She wondered, "what were these beautiful pieces of art? They were not Amish Hex Signs, but we're big, beautiful and full of vivid color! What did they mean?" Unfortunately her tour guides did not know much about the quilts, but after hopping online she found me in no time.
Martha decided on the Larakeet Flower for its vivid colors and beautiful design. She states, "my home is a gray color with blue shutters and this color design will really draw your eye to the quilt." To her belief, she will be the first in her home town of 23,000 to have a barn quilt on her home. This news is just as exciting for me as for Martha! "My hope is that other people will see my beautiful quilt on the front of my home and want one of their own, I would love to see this art form on as many houses in Cranford as possible!"
I'm so happy to be a part of this new found joy in a town far away from mine and hope this beauty can be spread far and wide in the years to come :-)
Thank you Martha, I hope you enjoy your new quilt!