Monday, May 14, 2007


I heard a public radio interview with an author who had written a book about dandelions. I was outside and the book may have included other plants, but it told all about dandelions in America. They were treasures brought from several European countries and used in oh so many recipes. They were cooked and eaten raw. The leaves, flowers and even roots were eaten. I just had to look on the web. Wow. They have many nutritious values. Sure learned a lot about dandelions and have a lot more respect for them now. I bet they were used to dye fabric yellow too.


Raining here today. Nice soaking rain. Sure feel sorry for the people near the fires in FL and CA. I was in FL once when the fires were burning. Due to the dry weather, the marshes had dried out and the vegetation that had been under water was burning. Terrible smelly clouds of black smoke that traveled long distances. The smoke was so dense that highways had to be closed. Oh what it must do to our ozone layer. Such events affect our dear earth. I remember once when we had effects here in MI from a volcanic eruption somewhere. I didn't think that was possible. We are truly a global community.

More Quilt Show

Libby is so right that it is great fun to be able to visit so many quilt shows via blog land. Here is some more pics for you to enjoy. Top to bottom again.

Roseville Vases, Virginia Anderson
This is a Block of the Month by Maggie Walker. Most of the fabric and the patterns were purchased from her. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted by the maker.

Way Beyond Baltimore, Diane Turner
I took a class from Jane Townswick at Applique Academy in 2003. I purchased her pattern and began making blocks. I included a block from Elly Sienkiewicz's book Dimensional Applique in the upper left corner. This quilt is hand appliqued by Diane and machine quilted by Melissa O'Connor.

Butterflies In the Garden, Millie Cusenza
This is hand appliqued by owner and machine quilted by Karen's Quilting. It was started in 1998 and finished in 2005.

Bonnet Girls in the Country, Millie Cusenza
I purchased the "Bonnet Girls" patterns while taking classes in Ripley, West Virginia from the pattern maker, Helen Scot. She had a wonderful display of original Bonnet Girls quilts, and I was really taken in, This one is hand appliqued and hand quilted.
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Libby said...

I have only eaten dandylion greens raw as part of a salad - now I'm going to have to look into what recipes I can cook them in *s*

Shelina said...

These are all beautiful quilts, Katie. Thank you for sharing. All of these quilts - the Roseville vases, Baltimore Album and the Bonnet Girls have intrigued me for quite sometime now. I don't think I'm up to the challenge of that much applique though. The quilts I am working on now have piecing and applique. The piecing is done, but the applique is holding up the progress.