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Grandpa Makes Quilts

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6nz85tx
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx

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Title Grandpa Makes Quilts
Description GRANDPA MAKES QUILTS Lillian Fox Senior Division Second Place Essay My husband, a farmer by trade, did other things after the fall harvest was gathered in. One fail a friend gave him a large bag of cloth. Sherpa byname, made from Dupont Dacron polyester with acrylic backing. This material imitates sheepskin and looks like the woolly winter coat from an old ewe. He was delighted with this bag of creamy white pieces and said that he was going to make quilts. [ was teaching school at the time and had to hurry on to my class. "What shall 1 do first?" he called form the doorway. "Take Ihe quilt from your bed, lay it on the floor and find pieces to make a quilt that size. Then cut the pieces straight and sew them together," (answered. I forgot about the quilt until I returned home in the afternoon. When 1 opened the door, I found the house transformed. In the place of the kitchen table there was a carpenter's bench and tools scattered about the room. "What is going on?" 1 inquired. "A quilt," he replied. "With all this?" "The pieces have to be squared off, don't they?" he asked, holding up the carpenter's square, "and they have to be straight,"he added pointing to a straight edge. "It is easier to measure with this twenty-foot roll-up tape. This knife and cutting board do a better job than your scissors." 'Are you going to have a quilting bee?" I teased. "What's that?" "Put your quilt on the frames. Then invite your friends to come for an afternoon. While they tie the quilt prepare a luncheon for them," 1 answered. A few days, later he had borrowed quilting frames, and that evening I helped him set them up in the living room. Again he used his carpenter's tools to square the comers. We tacked the lining to the frames without stretching it out of shape and spread a wool batting over it. Then on went the pieced top, and the edges of this were also tacked to the frames. He didn't have a quilting bee, but tying the quilt was no problem since making square knots was all part of his experience as
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324550
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324550