lofty quilts and high art
This is a really fun result of maintaining an art quilt website. About 15 years ago, the Girl Scouts contacted us with a suggestion for the Quilting Resources section. Just a few days ago, in 2020, they contacted us again. Below is the latest letter. Beneath that is the information from the first letter.
My Girl Scouts and I just wanted to reach out to give thanks because you've
been such an enormous help with our "Textile" badges! Since our Girl Scout
Troop is no longer meeting up currently due to the COVID-19, we've been
holding virtual meetings. While doing some research on quilting, we came
across your page - http://www.artistwriter.com/quilting-resources.html
and have been using it as a reference ever since!
discovered that they thought would complement your page.
and it's a great article on quilting! It covers quilting history and museums,
shows, charities, associations and societies, and learning how to quilt.
page, I'd love to show the girls that their suggestion was up and running to
help others out. It would really help them feel that they made a positive
contribution and keep them interested in quilting!
Thank you for letting me know that you found the site useful. I am
delighted to add your suggestion to the resources. It is great to know
that you are carrying on the quilt tradition. I remember many happy
hours spent as a Girl Scout learning skills that proved invaluable in
later life ....
About 15 years ago, Members of the Seattle, WA, Girl Scouts contacted Salli
McQuaid after consulting her "Resources" page, among other such internet sites.
Since they found the following site particularly useful, they suggested that McQuaid
add it to her "Resources" page, which she was only too happy to do:
badges. We are honored to support the quilting work of the younger
generation, and proud that the American tradition of creating quilts is part
of their program. Thank you,GIRL SCOUTS of AMERICA. Incidentally,
Salli McQuaid first learned to sew as an American Girl Scout.