Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bought on eBay

Here are three of six items I bought on eBay to use on my Grandmother Art Quilts. The Lot of Madeira embroidered napkins I had to fight for with another bidder. I won during the last 15 seconds of the auction!

Two Postcards for Grandmother Art Quilts

These postcards originated in Valparaiso, Chile. The first is a Happy New Year's card. The back shows the card was sent to my grandfather, Alexander Burt.

This second card I thought interesting. The title is Floret Chilean, which I take to mean Chilean Flowers.

I guess I forgot to mention that my mother and grandmother were born in Valparaiso, Chile. After Alexander Burt abandoned her during WWI, my grandmother came to California bringing six-year-old, Alexandrina with her.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grandmother Art Quilts

After my visit to Columbia, South Carolina, and seeing the fiber art of Ellen Kochansky and Susan Lenz, I wanted to do some art quilts about my grandmother. I went to our local thrift shop and found one doily and four lacey handkerchiefs. At this point I'm still thinking. Will post more when I have some ideas or start to work on the quilts.