You know my sister quilts; I’ve said something about her and quilts from time to time. Click on Janice over in labels and you’ll see how often!
Possibly in self defense, but more probably because she has a good deal to say about her art, Jan started her own blog. I see where she’s headed now, explaining how she does things. Little does she know…
Even before this country joined World War I, the international and American Red Cross organizations were involved as ambulance drivers, and hospital staff. Red Cross chapters raised money by making and raffling quilts, many with a red cross theme.
One of Jan’s current methods involves making quilts from old shirt fabrics. She and her friend Patty shop thrift stores for men’s shirts, and spend chatty evenings cutting them into useable parts. There also is a steady stream of beautiful shirts from my son-in-law, who wears through the right elbow of his dress shirts in short order.
This quilt pattern has been around in one form or another as a tribute to Clara Barton and the Red Cross. Jan made it from her salvaged shirt fabrics.
Give her a look: Janice loves to quilt.