Jeannie and I were in 4-H in Central Kansas near Hutchinson. One year, when we were about 13, we both showed our heifers — mine a Jersey, hers a Holstein — at the Reno County Fair in 1956. We both won red ribbons. In making this QuiltToon™ I recalled the 4-H Pledge and was so happy that I could recite it correctly even before I found it on-line! I also found a 4-H pin from those days and affixed it to the quilt. I’m not completely happy with the way this turned out — my heifer’s head looks more like a deer! But I do like our saddle shoes, the big flower and the border. It was also fun to make because it brought back many memories of my younger days in Kansas.
28″ X 23″. Machine pieced and top stitched. Hand appliqued. Machine and had embroidered. A small mount of fusible webbing and fabric painting.
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