My mini this month, is reminiscent of one of the many summer jobs I had in my youth. Our neighbor, Howie Davison was a well seasoned square dance “caller” who owned and operated the historic, “Merry Barn” in Edgecomb, Maine. He held square dances every Saturday night from June through September.
I didn’t have enough fabric to cut another piece so I simply appliqued a semicircle over the boot. Hardly noticeable after quilting!
The backing is also a vintage feedsack.
Obviously square dancing was a popular theme for early 20th century fabric manufacturers. I’ve named it, “Swing Your Partner” as that was my favorite “call” in square dancing.
Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)
Randy (Barrister’s Block)
Cathy (Big Lake Quilter)
Cyndi (Busy Thimble)
Grace (City Mouse Quilter)
Barb (Fun with Barb)
Gladi (Gladi’s Quilts)
Shasta (High Road Quilter)
Julie (Julie K Quilts)
Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)
Katy (Katy Quilts)
Sandy (My Material Creations)
Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)
Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)
Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)
Wendy, I love your quilt Swing Your Partner! What a sweet quilt and the story behind it is great! I grew up going to a great community in NH - actually we still own our family camp there - Lake Shore Park in Gilford on Winnipesaukee. We have a pavillion there and all of the kids have learned so many fun dances over the years. The Mexican Hat Dance, the Hokipokee, lol. We never learned square dancing though! I'm sorry about that. I'm sure it's lots of fun. I'll have to mention that to our activities director! Where do you find such cute flour sack fabric? I'd love some. Jan in MAReplyDelete