Linda Poole was guest lecturer at the June meeting of the Thumbstall Quilt Guild last week She presented a trunk show of her whimsical quilts; many created with her technique using Bended Bias Applique.
She also told stories of her insatiable curiosity that lead to her book Quilted Fairy Tales. The book combines her love of fairy tales and quilts. She also shared stories of her parents. Her father was German and her mother Italian and she is proud to say that she s a first generation American. It seems that growing up her “Nona” (Grandmother), who lived with Linda’s family, had quite an influence on her life. I had to smile as she talked about her family. It brought back memories of my own childhood.
Both my parents are first generation Americans; Their parents all emigrated from Italy. My parents and I lived in an apartment above my grandmother’s. I can remember learning and helping her cook Italian dishes. She seemed to have unlimited patience. While she did crochet and knit, I don’t remember her spending time sewing. I learned sewing from my mother who made almost every item of clothing that I ever wore. I especially remember the dance outfits she made, hand sewing beads, flowers, etc. on each costume. Both of our homes were filled with much laughter and love.
Linda posts a “Quote of the Day” with each of her blogs. I am posting this one on laughter here. The words are so true!
Quilting from Home!