Author Archive: trishafaye

Quilts that tell Stories

Quilts tell stories. Some more than others. As I dig deeper into the lives of the girls and women that created the quilt squares in Athelstan, Iowa in 1934, I feel  a greater sense of who these women are – just because of the small tracks through time that they left via these small pieces …

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Athelstan Women Helping Each Other – August 1934

Bedford Times Press, August 23, 1934 Many of the women and girls that have quilt blocks at the Taylor County Historical Museum were mentioned in the Bedford Times Press on August 23, 1934. (Their names bolded) HONOR GUEST AT SHOWER Mrs. Fred Fidler Receives Many Gifts from Friends Mrs. Fred Fidler was honor guest at …

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Athelstan Memories

Memories surround me of my trip to Athelstan Iowa last summer. I met some long distance friends I’ve made through the journey of tracing the origins of these 1934 squares. I made new friends. Every single moment of the trip is savored. My only regret … that it was not longer. The Summer 2015 issue …

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Iowa Bound

I’m on my way to Iowa! Saturday, August 9th, I’ll be at the Taylor County Historical Museum to deliver the 1934 quilt squares to a new home. Sniff, sniff, sniff. I’m truly not ready to part with these squares yet. I love these little slices of life that entered my heart. But — this is …

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To Cut or Not To Cut

Cutter quilts they call them, quilts too worn and tattered to display or use. Cut ‘em up; that seems to be the popular theme. I can’t deny that I’ve purchased a few items embellished with these cut up old quilts. A few cards, a hanging sign proclaiming “Quilt Collector” with a scrap of old quilt …

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STUDIO VISIT: AUSTIN’S FOLK FIBERS

Originally posted on The Sche Report:
The Americana movement has been establishing itself for sometime now and with the support of strong brands like Levi’s and Pendleton, this growing trend of American made goods is spreading like wildfire.  This movement isn’t just thought about in regard to iconic denim and apparel, but an over-arching theme of  “getting…

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Tuesday Tales: Calico Connections #5 (hand)

It’s Tuesday Tales time! This week we’re writing to the prompt – hand. Calico Connections continues this week. Nellie Morris struggles to keep her children fed and her family clothed in the difficult post-Depression years. Her husband, Charles, has his own trials keeping the family farm out of foreclosure. And the children, they just want …

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Sneak Peek Sunday: Sunbonnet Sue’s for Doris, Part 3

It’s SNEAK-PEEK SUNDAY! The rules are simple. Six paragraphs and six paragraphs only; of any published work or WIP. No more. No less. Sunbonnet Sue’s for Doris is a picture book WIP about a set of 1934 quilt squares from Athelstan, Iowa. This is only the second go round of revisions, so it may change …

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Tuesday Tales: Calico Connections #4

It’s Tuesday Tales time! This week we’re writing to the prompt – shoe. Calico Connections continues this week. Nellie Morris struggles to keep her children fed and her family clothed in the rough post-Depression years. Husband Charles has his own trials keeping the family farm out of foreclosure. And the children, they just want to …

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Sunbonnet Sue’s for Doris: Part 2

It’s SNEAK-PEEK SUNDAY! The rules are simple. Six paragraphs and six paragraphs only; of any published work or WIP. No more. No less. Sunbonnet Sue’s for Doris is a picture book WIP about a set of 1934 quilt squares from Athelstan, Iowa. This is only the second go round of revisions, so it may change …

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