Several months ago my mother saw in her Sept./Oct. 2008 Saturday Evening Post, a table runner pattern and article titled Quilting: A Stitch in Time. She passed the page on to me to share with my three friends who get together every Sunday afternoon to quilt. It looked like a great project for all four of us to tackle, so we set out to buy lots of fabric.
We live in central Pennsylvania which has a rich history of quilt making. We are also blessed with several well-stocked fabric shops nearby, two of our favorites—Verna’s and Hoover’s in the Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania area—are owned by wonderful Mennonite folks.
Since the Christmas season would soon be upon us, we decided that quilted table runners would make great handmade Christmas gifts. One might say that the four of us really got into the quilting spirit since we’ve made nearly two dozen from the pattern. On a recent Sunday afternoon, we tacked most of the runners onto the side of our quilting teacher’s barn board outbuilding. Two of the pieces in the picture are still “under construction,” and there are still more at our sewing machines. We hope that friends and family enjoy their table runner presents just as much as we’ve enjoyed the quilting fun we’ve had making them. So, Saturday Evening Post, we thank you for such a delightful sewing inspiration!
Pat, Janet, Christine, Millheim, Pennsylvania
Tina, Coburn, Pennsylvania