This is a quilt I did to honor the founders of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational organizaation) Sisterhood. P.E.O was founded in 1849 by these seven women. We, P.E.O.'s around the world celebrate this event each Janauary. I have been a P.E.O. for over 30 years so when it was our clubs turn to do the Founder's Day program, I made this quilt. The quilt with be donated to either our Cottey College in Iowa or to the Colorado Chapter House. The quilt itself is comprised of nine 20 x 20 inch log cabin blocks. I chose the log cabin since it represents the hearth and home that our sisterhood cares so much about. The pictures were done from the computer using the founder's public photos. The colors for each sister corresponded with a program the represented the founder best. I chose more classic colors then brights to better go with the times that the founder's were living. Each block was "framed" as a photo would be and then the whole quilt was "framed". Since, I just have a regular sewing machine I quilt each square separately and then attach the back by putting the wrong sides together and turning it much like you would a pillow case. I then tack it together in areas that won't be noticed. I have only been quilting for about 7 years. I retired last July so I can devote more time to quilting and traveling.