I'm home after a 4 day trip to Nebraska to attend a HeartStrings sew-in. You can see the Happy Blocks on the wall behind me which were our main task but I was thrilled to work with Jay to hand tie a HeartStrings top that had been pieced by Laura.
How wonderful to be so connected to the past just by the act of tying a string quilt....Jay even had an old blanket that we used as batting and showed me how to bring the backing around to the front of the quilt for a binding. Talk about knowledgeable -- Jay's a librarian so it was no surprise to find him a great source of information but I really enjoyed hearing about how he was taught to quilt by his grandmother.
If you'd like to see some more photos from our sew-in please visit our HeartStrings NE Sew-in album. Photos were not allow during our visit to the International Quilt Study Center but they have a wonderful website so be sure to take a virtual tour.