Monday, April 12, 2010

The World Is A "Quilting" Garden...

Spring. Trees are bursting with the most magical blossoms, Daffodils are everywhere, Azaleas are happily showing off their spring colors and the fields of grass are the most spectacular shade of emerald green. Spring never fails to delight, with it's vibrant and interesting color palette. At Mary Jo's it feels like Spring on the main floor. Whether you are at the store or shopping online, wow, do we have some fab choices. We have quite a selection of fun colorful florals and other patterns and designs that are inspired by the bright and cheery colors of Spring.
Today we are featuring a quilt by Debbie Clarke that was inspired by a garden, possibly her own. Debbie put much thought and effort into the delicate color blending that the different fabric pieces offered her. It is quite wonderful.
"I have been shopping MJ's since 1984. What a treasure trove of fabric.

My first photo is "The World is a Garden" done in a colorwash technique of all florals.
The second is "Turning 60" to celebrate my 60th birthday. It is a scrappy memories quilt and includes strips of fabric saved from my sewing past. Fabric from the first vest I made for my daughter (that I remember purchasing at MJ's) is there, as well as lots of other garments. Around the vines and leaves are favorite sayings and words I live by.
Thanks for being my favorite destination.
Debbie Clarke"
We are blessed to have folks like Debbie send in stories and photos of the pieces they create with Mary Jo's Cloth. Thank- you for sharing your lovely and inspired work. Do you have something to share? Please email us with your project today, you may be the next featured article. Also a big thank-you for all of you who responded to last weeks article "A Call for Quilts". It always feels so good to give to those who need it most. Thanks, from all of us at Mary Jo's Cloth Store.


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Debbie said...

Thank you for featuring my quilts. Wonderful surprise for me.