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Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Here is the Mamas wall hanging with the binding on. I am about half way round with the hand sewing. I finally went with the flowered fabric from one of the hats. It seemed to work better than the yellow.

I was browsing around in a North Dakota tourism site the other day because we are thinking of taking a few days down there next month. We live only about 2 miles north of the USA border so it's not a big trip to go to ND. Anyway, I happened on this site about the largest quilt in North America.

Largest Historical Quilt in the World

It is a sad story really because the quilt is sitting in a van in the middle of nowhere and nobody gets to see it. The lady who made it has died and also her son who was trying to find a home for it. Unfortunately there was no picture of it. I wonder if Canada's Quilt of Belonging might be larger now. Apparently this one is in the Guinness Book of World Records. If nothing else, it's an interesting bit of trivia for quilters who find a queen size cumbersome to handle. This one weighs 800 pounds and is 11,390 square feet. Now I want to see it but how??

6 comments:

quiltpixie said...

I'm off to see Canda's quilt of belonging soon, wish I could see this other one too....

ForestJane said...

I can't wait to see all your hats with the embellished trims. :)

anne bebbington said...

boy - now that would take some manouvring on my bernina :o) your binding is perfect - looking forward to seeing all those hats in their full glory

dirtylittleslurry said...

I read about the quilt. it is a sad story...you guys should start a petition or something? send it to all the quilting sites, etc. and then forward it to the governor. I'll sign it and i don't even quilt!!
carm

Darcie said...

If you get close to the mid-section of ND...let me know!

If you like to bike or canoe or birdwatch...we've got lots to offer you here in ND!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing the story, it is so sad!