Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Old and New Together

Kathy Hall from Andover Fabrics also attended Jo's "Sewing in the Orchard" retreat. She explained the process of how fabric is designed and how it is then printed. Kathy explained how reproduction fabric is designed from the antique piece and how you need to have the repeat design in the fabric to be able to reproduce it into "new" fabric. Very informative and really interesting!
Kathy gave each one of us a keepsake... an applique heart made with antique fabric using one of Jo's fabrics for the background piece. Old and the new together!
I had Jo and Kathy autograph my applique heart and when I came home I had it custom framed.
I have attached a small note to the back of the frame explaining the block and the "Sewing in the Orchard" retreat including the date.
Autographed by Jo and Kathy...priceless!

I love it!

Elaine

8 comments:

Barb said...

What a wonderful keep sake...

Rosa Robichaud said...

What a LOVELY gift, Elaine!!!

And I just LOVE what you did with this, too! Not only is it pretty/decorative but once on the wall, you'll be able to look at it and remember your retreat! *grin*

Tks for sharing....

Rosa

Mama Pea said...

That is so neat! Both that you got to go to this retreat and hear these women and that you got such a wonderful keepsake. I love what you did with the fabric, too. Just perfect!

Christie said...

Wow! What an awesome take home memory! And it looks beautiful under glass, reminiscent of Jo's early days and her framed quilts. HUGS... and stitches

Cheryl said...

Hi Elaine, lucky you and what a great keepsake. I just found your lovely blog through Jo' Yahoo group and will be back, often.

Dawn said...

Great idea, and I love how you did the write up on the back explaining how special it is!

Cyn ;-) said...

A treasure to be sure! And a great idea... you will always be happy you have this, that is for sure!

tich said...

What a wonderful time you have had. Fabric shopping, a peaceful (pieceful) retreat and a lovely memento.