Stitching Blogger's Question - special occasions

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Stitching Blogger's Question - special occasions
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Sat, 10-06-2012 - 2:49pm

from CinDC http://pencilcrossings.blogspot.com/ courtesy of Lake Stitcher  at http://lakestitcher.blogspot.com/2012/10/stitching-bloggers-questions.html

Birth and wedding samplers, both in embroidery and in quilting, abound. In Yarn works, there are baby blankets. In sewing there are baby shower gifts, baby clothing, even beaby decor and some sew for thier weddings as well. And then, of course, there are Christmas gifts adn birthday gifts. We've all done one or more of these, right?

Have you ever stitched a piece for a different commemorative occasion, like starting school or graduating? A death sampler? What's the oddest one you've seen or stitched?



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I don't tend to stitch "commemorative" items (although I did do a wedding sampler for BIL two years ago...) But I have seen an unusual (to me) quilt... it was on a Georgia Bonestell program, I think, and it had tombstones as motifs...

Here is a picture of a Kentucky "Graveyard" quilt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherriwood/357289090/in/photostream/ which, according to the blog http://folkwaysnotebook.blogspot.com/2010/08/grief-and-kentucky-quilts.html, had more "blank" coffins in the margins which might have been there to move into the graveyard as people died... I believe that is what Ms. Boneless said about the one she had with tombstones on it... An author has taken the idea and incorporated it into a story of the Hatfield and McCoy feud: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Coffin_QuiltAnd this blogger http://artwithaneedle.blogspot.com/2011/09/art-and-memory-2.html not only knows about the "Kentucky Graveyard" quilt but also has made one of her own...

And there was this one person who made commemorative quilts for each of her dead children: http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&objkey=7238  Not the same kind of tombstone quilt, but the idea is still kind of creepy to me. I much prefer the idea of a quilt being made with pieces of a person's clothing (shirts, ties, etc.) as a memorial intend...



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