Quilter’s Name: Rebecca Norris
Name of Pattern: Original Design
Featured Date: 6-8-23
My name is Rebecca H. Norris, 74 years old and I live in an itty- bitty town called Graford, Tx. Through my lifetime I have dabbled in just about every craft imaginable. I started with crewel embroidery and counted cross stitch because I could work on that while my children were small (plus we lived way back in the country where there were no Michaels or Hobby Lobby. From there I discovered fabric painting and then began to dabble in acrylics and oils. Stained glass and ceramics became my next project and finally I began to quilt and taught myself how to do 2- part epoxy. I am now teaching myself how to watercolor. So much to do and so little time to do it in!!! The quilt (twin size) I named My Vintage Quilt. There is no pattern, just imagination. This was all made up in my head. I was given some vintage lace and handkerchiefs. I had already done an applique quilt making butterflies out of hankies and wanted to do something different. I had to figure out how to make a three- dimensional quilt combining lace, hankies, and hand embroidery. All I could see in my mind was vintage ladies in long dresses, so I added a little extra in the ways of embroidered bodies and dress tops along with a few having some background. Each square is hand embroidered and sewn.
I took squares with me everywhere I went. My poor husband got really tired of picking strings off of the car seat and floor! While piecing the quilt I came up with the idea of adding lace around the borders. I believe the lace added the last piece of femininity to my quilt. I personally hope that this quilt will become one of those family heirlooms!
Rebecca H. Norris
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