Monday, December 26, 2011

Spotlight on... Patty Thorell!


Patty Thorell



Pat has always had a great fondness for sewing. She showed us her first sewing from her childhood. A cross stitch sampler.



 Next up we saw the most beautiful Yo-yo quilt. She made this from ages 7-9, using a cardboard circle as the template. 
Amazing!
Many of the fabrics were from the 1930's.


 Patty then started sewing garments.
M
ade a dress at age 12!
She 
was making it when we landed on the moon. 


After she got married and had kids, she didn't have much time to sew, so she took up needle point.  She did a lot of it in the car.




She would only make quilts for friends when they had children, but wasn't into quilting too much because at that time, calicos were pretty much the only quilting fabric around.

Sweet Baby Quilt. Pat also made the beautiful jacket she is wearing!
Unique Fabric postcards
Patty has always had a fondness for Granny's Sewing Den in  Glenside, PA. When the owner moved, she bought the shop with a woman that worked there.  

Thank you so much Patty for sharing your love of quilting with us, and letting us see your beautiful quilts in person!





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