Friday, August 21, 2009

Quilt Cake Update

I have learned some new information about the origination of the quilt squares! Like I said in the previous post, I was given the quilt squares by a dear family friend, Miss Ann. Well, Miss Ann has told me that the quilt squares were made my her mother in law, Miss Helen. I feel that I now need to call the quilt cakes, "Miss Helen's Quilt Cakes."

Miss Helen is a dear grandmother and I can't wait to finish one of these cakes for her. Over the years I have accumulated some of Miss Helen's treasures. I have costume jewelry, vintage hats that she wore in the '50's and '60's, a collection of buttons she saved from clothing that was worn out. This woman has contributed to much of my stock fabric and notions supplies! I am happy that her quilt squares are being used again!

I have just begun to embellish the cakes. Here is a small sampling. There are twenty two cakes in total. These photographs are taken in my studio at the Neville Public Museum. I am working in the museum on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Studio 210. Stop by and see me and "Miss Helen's Quilt Cakes."


Sarah E. Condon said...

Amazing work!! Love the concepts you are working with. I really need to get by the Neville and meet you!

Natalia Jaeger said...

This looks so wonderful Mindy! I wish I could drop by and say hi.