Yesterday Ruth Anne came to the studio to quilt with me on a memorial quilt made from her mother's clothing. I finished the quilt top last month, which was started by Ruth Anne in a Passage Quilting™ workshop, that I facilitated in Cincinnati last fall.
We had a great time, talking about her mom, creativity, work, relationships, money and all sorts of topics relevant to two women our age. We quilted about a third of the quilt in a free handed scalloped pattern in shades of green pearl cotton. Ruth Anne is a needle woman in her own right and did a great job quilting.
At the end of the day Ruth Anne took the quilt to finish on her own. I pre-made the bias binding from her mother's clothing scraps. Once she quilts and binds, she plans to add embellishments of buttons, and the small charms of the Catholic saints collected by her mother. I can't wait to see how she completes the project. All in all this was a fabulous collaboration between me, Ruth Anne and her dear mother Dolores Wolfe.
Check out the evolution of the Wolfe memorial quilt.