Two years ago a friend bought me this book. I have looked at it many times and the more I look at it the more I love the quilts in this book. Susan of Hanging On by a Needle and Thread posted a video of the "Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show", which featured some of these women.(click on sisters outdoor for the link). Their stories are one of hardship and determination. They loved to make quilts and used whatever they had or could get their hands on.
I have seen quite a bit about them on the internet here and there. I know that Hancocks of Paducah now have some patterns available and also have some of the plain fabric reproduced. These quilts are fantastic when you consider that they made them from nothing because they had nothing. I wish I could put more photos from the book up but there just isn't room here.
I haven't really read the whole book, but every time I pick it up I read a little more about them. I hope you will all watch Susan's video on the quilt show. I will continue to enjoy this book for a long time and hopefully it will be some inspiration to me.
These are quilts from later years.
And Happy Birthday to my Mom....today.