Somehow Sew Boston has passed (a raging success), it's almost Halloween, and we're into the season of finishes. After skipping show and tell at the meeting last month, we can't wait to see what you all have been up to - this Sunday, the usual time and place!
One of the best parts of the CMQG is getting to draw on the expertise of our various members to learn something new. This month we're excited to hear from Felicity Lufkin, a lecturer in Harvard's Folklore and Mythology program about the history of quilting.
Here's a little more on Felicity:
What’s your favorite podcast/music/audiobook genre to listen to when you quilt?
My podcast rotation is heavy on NPR, and lately I've also been following Seriously from BBC1. My audiobook choices run from classics to cozy mysteries to contemporary literature. Right now I'm listening to Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl (read by Louise Brealey) and finding it fabulously funny and moving.
What sewing skill are you most proud of?
What skill are you itching to master?
|Detail of recently completed quilt.|
Do you sew for a living?
What kind of fabric are you most attracted to?
|Two quilts currently in use.|
Tell us about the quilt that means the most to you and why. This doesn’t have to be one that you made. And we’d love to see a picture!
|Detail of my great grandmother's crazy quilt with my great grandfather's initials.|
|Crazy quilt by my great grandmother Marian Giles Betts|
How/When did you start quilting?
|Crazy quit by me.|
From designing and picking fabrics to watching a recipient’s face when they see your quilt for the first time, what is your favorite part of the whole process?
What do you do get over a hump when you get stuck on a quilt?
|Work in progress/workspace|
What kind of other crafts are you into besides quilting?
|Detail of my crazy quilt|
Where’s your fave place to eat in Cambridge?
Do you have any favorite blogs/insta accounts we should know about? And where can we find you on the internet?
Anything else you want us to know about you?
Last spring, my book, Folk Art and Modern Life in Republican China, was published by Lexington Books.