Making Crocheted Doilies And Potholders

I have been doing some crocheting the past couple of months. I haven’t posted a needlework post in a long time. Before I retired I bought a stash of crochet cotton from different outlet stores when I was on the road driving truck. So I have a pretty large stock of number 10 cotton thread….

Rose of Sharon/Ohio Rose Quilt: A Short History

One of the patterns that have a rich history and have been favored by quilters is the Rose of Sharon, Ohio Rose or Whig Rose. This is one of the oldest applique floral patterns.  It is a stylized rose that has its roots in the Tutor Rose used by the aristocracy in Europe. As I…

History of the New York Beauty Quilt

When looking at vintage quilts, I often wonder where the name come from because the pattern don’t seem to lend itself to the name.  In the 1990’s, quilt historians registered every heirloom quilt they could through individual state projects.  They documented them in photographs and through recording family provenance.  Because of that research they were…