Podcast Episode 5

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Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show – Quilts in Motion

This was my favorite block of the sampler quilt – I know, I should have taken a picture of the whole thing. Rrrrrr.  This block is called Star Spin, and is made by JoAnne Daly.

Original Design by Margaret Cain and Nedra Lihs – my favorite quilt of the show

Center detail of Original Design – look at that beadwork!

Rocky Mt. Thorn Bush by Nedra Lihs – just look at those beautiful batiks!

Ribbon Quilt by Sara Francis Bonney Henderson.  Special inset in the program:

Sara Frances Bonney Henderson was born in the Benton district of Mississippi in the mid-1800’s.  Like most girs of the time period she began learning the art of quilting and stitchery at an early age, encouraged by her mother [who’s quilt was also in the show].  The family moved west and in 1879 Sara was wed to Milton Henderson in Oakland, CA.  The couple moved to Portland where Milton was part of the East West Lumber Co., one of the largest in the Portland area.  The family was involved in the beginnings of the Rose Festival Celebration.  Sara spent many hours during her lifetime quilting and stitching as witnessed in this extraordinary ribbon quilt.

This quilt is made of silk and silk strips of fabric with AMAZING embroidery in the brown silk sashing.  It was in pristine condition and a joy to admire.

Mariner’s Compass  by Mary E. Glassmeyer – this was HUGE and all handquilted.  The top stars are situated so when on a bed, they are in the center of the pillows.


Naomi’s Pin Wheel by Christina Stauffer Wolfer – doesn’t it make you want a mint?!

Canby quilter’s guild – just chatting away

Featured quilter Michele Byrum’s Western Migration – she also teaches intermediate applique techniques at Grandma’s Attic in Dallas, OR.

Flora and I in front of half the quilt My ABC’s by Michele Byrum

The woodworking shop

The Steinbach Log Cabin

Wilsonville Quilt Shop – The Speckled Hen

Salem Oregon trip
Bush House Museum

Marble fireplace design – wouldn’t this make a great border quilting pattern?

Pie Safes – great for quilting open areas

Sorry so dark – flash photography was not allowed.

Gorgeous carved grape leaves and grapes handles

The A.N. Bush Gallery, Focus Gallery, and Camas Gallery

Mission Mill Museum and Thomas K. Woolen Mill

Placard – “Shoddy” – In order to create less expensive yet sturdy options for the public, many mills recycled wool products.  Extra bits of fabric from tailors and factories even entire garments, were reprocessed to create a new product called “shoddy.”  The west end of the Warehouse building served as a Rag Warehouse where materials were sorted and buttons and fasteners were removed.  The rag picker shredded this recycled fabric into a fibrous mass that was then blended with virgin wool in a blending picker.  The fibers in shoddy wool are shorter due to breakage in the original processing and in picking; thus, they are not high quality.  Many believe this gave birth to the term “shoddy” for poorly made items.  The practice dwindled with the introduction of synthetic fibers which could not be adequately seperated from the recycled wool fibers.

Knitting podcast – Knit Picks

Pacific Wool and Fiber – I have learned to spin with a drop spindle!

The 7 aprons I made – Pattern is Four Corner Apron by Vanilla House Designs


My mom has been making quillows for charityorder HERE – remember, price includes shipping.

Random baby pic – doesn’t Flora look happy?

EMAIL: jennifer (at) patchworkandpacifiers (dot) com


1 Comment

  1. Cindy said,

    January 5, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Thanks for putting all the great pictures on your blog to go with your pod-cast 🙂 Those sure are beautiful quilts! The candy one almost seems to spin when you scroll down the page.
    I ordered The Hungry Caterpillar quilt from Fons and Porter. It is soooooo cute. I thought by the time I get it done I might have a grand baby!! Better be MANY years from now 🙂
    Ahhhh, yes. Spinning. I have a pet grooming buisness and made some roving from dog hair and spun a little ball by hand. No drop spindle or anything. I showed a coulple of knitting friends and now they are BIG time spinners. I don’t think they have spinning wheels yet but man, they die there own roving and spin it themselves and one of them even went so far as to get two angora bunny rabbits for her kids!!! Yep, she spins that too!

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