I would like to share my two reversible storyquilts with the quilters Club of America members..
The first one is titled "HOMEGROWN/HANDMADE/PASSED ON FAMILY QUILT" or just "HOMEGROWN" for short. This reversible story quilt chronicles the history of the Edward "Ned" Titus family. Our ancestor "Ned" was brought to Freestone County, Texas in 1852, by the Simeon and Nancy Lake Family, and members of our family have lived here ever since. I created this tied Britches quilt to commemorate our family history.
It was featured for the first time to the public in the exhibit Quilts of Color: Four generations in an Afro-Texan family at the Texas Folklife Gallery in Austin, Texas in l999. From there, two years later, it appeared in the Inaugural exhibit, "IT AIN'T BRAGGIN' IF IT'S TRUE, at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; Spring, 2001. Here 500,00+ visitors got the opportunity to view it. Among those visitors were President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. Also Governor Rick Perry and his wife, plus former Texas governors Preston Smith, Dolph Briscoe, and Bill Clements. There was the wife of Bob Bullock, Jan Bullock and a crowd of 500 Texas state government officials and their family members, too. This was indeed a history making event, because before this time the state of Texas did not have a state museum. I was overjoyed that my story quilt was chosen to be a part of the event.
Here is the front of "Homegrown":
And here is the back:
The second reversible story quilt's title is JAZZ WITH A NEEDLE AND THREAD or just "JAZZ". It chronicles the skills of the six generations of quiltmakers in the Titus familys' lineage that reaches back to slavery times. This story quilt was featured in the five year anniversary of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum,titled...IT( STILL) AIN'T BRAGGIN; 2006.
Here is one side of "Jazz":
And here is the other:
And here are pictures showing the quilts as they were displayed in each exhibition:
Both these reversible story quilts are created from recyclables and are hand tied mostly, a skill my maternal grandmother taught me when I was very young.
More can be learned about my family's quilt making Legacy at www.quiltstoriesbysherryann.blogspot.com. Enjoy!!!