Lady in the Blue Hat

Lady in the Blue Hat by Jocelyn Carter

The featured quilt of the week in the March 28, 2010 edition of Start Your Week with a Quilt newsletter is called Lady in the Blue Hat, and it was created by Jocelyn Carter. Jocelyn has done a series of these quilts, and I always think of them during the holy season.

Jocelyn Carter

In the African American church, in addition to everything holy, Easter means getting dressed up in your finest. Invariably, nothing already in the closet is fine enough, so most people buy new outfits for Easter Sunday. Jocelyn’s lady sure did! When she struts into church Sunday, she plans to turn heads — just as Jocelyn’s beautiful quilt does.

The Legacy Quilt Shown at Brown Sugar Stitchers Holiday Luncheon

The Legacy Quilt-- Women of Valor, 1850-1950, from the collection of the Bremen Museum.

The Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild received an unexpected treat at their holiday luncheon. Pat Pugrant from the Bremen Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum was on hand to share The Legacy Quilt — Women of Valor 1850-1950. This quilt depicts scenes from the lives of eight extraordinary Jewish women.

If you would like to bring the quilt to your organization, contact

Dancing Poinsettias

Dancing Poinsettias, 45 x 45 inches by Rosalind Newell, 2008. Photo by India Brantley

You should have your home decorated for the holidays by now, but if not, here’s a quilt to get you started. It is called Dancing Poinsettias and was created by Rosalind Newell.

Rosalind Newell

Rosalind appliquéd the poinsettias by hand using the needle turn method. The machine quilting was done by Janna Bigelow. It is currently on display at the Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Center as part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts. The Bowden Center is located at  2885 Church Street, East Point, GA.

Now run out and buy some poinsettias.

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