4-H Memories from 1956

I finally finished this QuiltToon.  I must have started it at least five years ago.  I had made the border, the cat and the big flower.  I don’t know why I didn’t finish it at the time.  But I’m glad I got it done now.  Very few times do a I start one that I do not finish it.  It shows how my friend Jeannie and I, at about age 13, showed heifers – mine a Jersey (looks more like a deer than a cow!) and her’s a Holstein — at the Reno County Kansas Fair — we both won red ribbons.  I included the 4-H Pledge on the lower right — and I’m happy to report that I could recite it correctly even before I found it online!  Making this brought about a lot of happy memories.  (And Jeannie and I were both much cuter than I could embroider!!)

28″ X 23″.  Machine pieced and top-stitched.  Machine and hand embroidered.  Hand appliqued.  Small amount of fusible webbing and fabric paint. 

The Photo and Text © 2011


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I'm a news junkie and have opinions about everything! I consider myself a folk artist because I have no formal art training and use the sewing skills I learned many moons ago to accomplish the fiber art I seem to have to express.
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7 Responses to 4-H Memories from 1956

  1. cynthia papenfus says:

    hi, Judy- I have enjoyed all your quilts, especially this 4-H one. I did 4-H also- learned to sew there. I envied the farm kids who could have cows! Just turned 60 myself- you are an inspiration! And I am having a good time telling people at AOoA what 60 year olds think! Thanks so much for sharing. cynthia


  2. Cori Mikeals says:

    I love it grandma! You’re amazing!


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  4. Judy says:

    Love it Judy. The friend I was visiting in NY enjoyed it too. It’s really neat that you and Jeannie have had this lifelong friendship.



  5. Jean Archer says:

    Judy, the quilt is adorable. Faces are hard. You did such a great job on Dad’s. Keep up your talented work. Jean


  6. Cindy (your daughter) says:

    Love it Mom! Very nice…


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