Saturday, May 10, 2014

I Remember Mama

This year, Mother's Day is celebrated on Sunday, May 11. We like to think of  Mother's Day as a tribute not only to mothers, but to the creative force of humankind.  In a way, when we create a quilt, we bring to life our own artistic capabilities. Happy Mother's Day to all of us !

I Remember Mama by Rose Anne Self, 2014 Arizona Quilter's Guild Show

First Place award winner for small applique quilts, Rose Anne says, "I made this quilt in honor of all the mothers and grandmothers who inspired us to carry on the tradition of sewing and quilting. "  Even if your mother or grandmother did not quilt, this is still a great time of year to honor a quilting relative, friend, or neighbor.

Closeup, I Remember Mama by Rose Anne Self

The quilt is based on The Needleworker applique pattern by Bunny Publications.  We love this quilt because it conveys a warm sense of cheerful industriousness, which happens when we are really in "the quilting zone."  Notice the fun details here, like the cat contentedly curled up on the ball of yarn, as the quilter carefully displays her treasured  wares on a quilt rack.

Closeup, I Remember Mama by Rose Anne Self

Scraps of fabric fall to the floor with abandon as the quilter focuses her attention on the work at hand. Notice the use of Rose Anne's blanket stitch embroidery which lends such a homey and cozy touch to this fun quilt.

Closeup, I Remember Mama by Rose Anne Self

Here is the quilting bee in full swing, just as our foremothers must have done decades and centuries ago. Bolts of fabric and spools of thread surround the cat on the floor, as the friends above support each other by sharing the workload. We love Rose Anne's attention to detail, including the neatly tied, almost fluffy bows on the quilters' aprons.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.


  1. I am so glad I took the time to see this blog post. It brings back memories from the past. I love this quilt.

  2. Woow, it`s a wonderful work! I love it!

    Greetings from Germany

  3. What a great selection to remind us all of the day.!

  4. This is reminds me of my Nana who was the seamstress in our Mum was tthe cook.


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