Book Titles

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Blythe's Updates, Sleuthing | 2 Comments

Mom had lots of computer files for a book that began with “50Sens,” but for some reason I thought that was a work in progress. They are actually the files for her last book, The Big Book of Patchwork, which is subtitled “50 Fabulous Quilts from Judy Hopkins.” The working title of the book was “50 […]

More on Handy Andy – and a question for quilters

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Blythe's Updates, Sleuthing | No Comments

I’ve added some more information to the Handy Andy quilt. Mom notes that it was her fourth quilt, and that the white fabric with light blue flowers was “used for rice bags at BA wedding” – my first wedding, in 1980. It also says it was hand quilted and I had put it in the […]

Quilt Categories

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Blythe's Updates | One Comment

I am not a quilter. The only categories I’ve set up so far on this site are: Traditional Blocks Applique Hand quilted Machine quilted Are there other categories you’d like to see? It’s easy to look through the quilts now, with just a few on the site, but once there are 200 of them it […]

More on Hurricane Hugo

I reached Roberta Horton via email. Here’s what she had to say about the Hurricane Hugo quilt: The quilt was the result of an African-American Quilt workshop I taught for the Anchorage quilt guild. Participants were to work with free hand cutting and no drafted formal patterns with templates. Rotary cutters could be used. Then […]

Be sure to sign and date your quilts!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Sleuthing | No Comments

This was the start of a very authoritative paragraph in Mom’s first book, One of a Kind Quilts. It reads: Be sure to sign and date your quilts! If embroidery is too tedious, write your name and the year on the back of the quilt with a permanent pen (test to make sure it’s permanent). Or tack […]

Website Launch and First Four Quilts

It’s been a few months since I received the first batch of quilt photos and started building this website, and today’s the day I am officially launching the website into the world. I chose the first four quilts because I knew their names and had basic information about them. I’d appreciate your comments about the […]

Documenting Mom’s Quilts

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Sleuthing, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

My mother, Judy Hopkins, died in March 2011 just three months after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time. It was sudden, it was devastating for our family and friends, and it cut short the life of an incredibly creative woman who was an inspiration to me and to so many others. We liked […]