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Workbasket ~ Starting A New Craft

Daughters of Genius: Last Friday was April's Quilt Club at Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium. We are up to block #8.  This month was about Adelaide Anne Procter, a poet.  To just say that she was amazing is a serious understatement. Dickens was her contemporary and a fan of her work. There have been so many… Continue reading Workbasket ~ Starting A New Craft


Workbasket ~ Getting Back On Track

There was a time that I would go to Grandma's Attic Monthly quilt club meeting, come right home, make the quilt block, do the "extra" project (usually embroidery) and have it all done right away.  I look fondly back on those days.  I have mentioned that this year Grandma's theme is "Daughters of Genius". I… Continue reading Workbasket ~ Getting Back On Track


Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter – Nov 2021

This month's main article is about Red and Green quilts. This is a funny coincidence since I had just picked up a copy of the book "The Circuit Rider's Quilt" when I was at Grandma's Attic for Quilt Club this month. The grandma Gazette has an interesting article about Thanksgiving, interesting facts from an American… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter – Nov 2021


Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ September 2021

Elizabeth Keckley is best known as being the mantua maker for Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln. She didn't only work for Mrs. Lincoln, she was a very well known dressmaker throughout the well-to-do ladies of Washington, DC. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini is an interesting book of historical fiction about Mrs.… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ September 2021


Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ October 2021

Newsletter from Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium To catch you up, October's newsletter follows quickly on the heels of the, very tardy, September newsletter. (They were received in good time, the tardiness is all my own fault) The featured story for October is about Ruby McKim that began publishing quilt patterns in 1916. She even published… Continue reading Grandma’s Scrapbasket Newsletter ~ October 2021