This episodic topic usually highlights the work of an art quilter. However, I decided some levity was in order. I found that quality in a quirky Florida quilter who uses a lot of vintage stuff and unusual embellishments.
I discovered Teddy Pruett at a recent Florida quilt show where she was doing appraisals. Since I had no quilts with me I planned to bypass her booth, but my eye was caught by the three quilts hung behind her. Wait, are those Royal Crown Bags? What on earth is Sunbonnet Sue doing? Whoa, that scalloped border is bananas.
Check out Teddy’s website for more of her quilts. They are concrete evidence of her approach to quilting:
I have a particular desire to recycle the needlework made by unknown women who came before me. Perhaps I love working with old used fabrics because I don’t want people to look at my quilts and say “Oh, I have that fabric!” The truth is that I can’t bear to see someone’s hard work thrown away. I use bits and pieces of anything made by hand – embroidery, crochet, aprons, etc., and I recycle vintage yardage for the wonderfully mellow – and sometimes tacky – look.