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Monday, March 17, 2014

LETTERS FROM HOME


My sister is a quilt-maker extraordinaire. This quilt is entitled "Letters from Home". It is a collage of letters and pictures of my Dad from World War II. One leter from my grandfather is a kick; "Dear Boy, Had turnips for dinner. They always make me think of you. Dad (6-10-44). The quilt will be shown at the Craneway Pavilion next week and later be displayed at the Rosie the Riveter Museum

The quilt is one of thirty in a WW11 Home Front Quilt Challenge. The quilts depict a variety of activities that occurred on the homefront during WW11. They can be seen, along with a couple of hundred other quilts, at the East Bay Heritage Quilt Show this weekend (Mar 22-23) at the Craneway Pavillion (which is right next to the Rosie the Riveter WW11 Homefront National Historical Park). 
 
After the show the Homefront Quilts can be see at the Richmond History Museum from Arpil 5-June 6
 

Craneway Pavilion
Rosie the Riveter Museum

5 comments:

Greg said...

That is beautiful!

Zoomie said...

Love that beautiful concept for a quilt! I hope to make that show, as I have heard from others that it will be spectacular, as well as from you.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, It is special to my family.

Zoomie, I hope you can make it. The RRM is a nice place to visit. On a nice day you can eat outside at the restaurant at Craneway. You almost can walk there.

Three Dogs BBQ said...

You made me think of my Great Granny today. Thanks...

PresidentofCookies said...

The turnip quote is from the V-mail in the center. We once asked Dad why his Father thought of him when he ate turnips and he didn't know. Thanks for the publicity for the show.