PEO Founders

posted by Maggie Low
Wed, Feb 2 2011


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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.

Comments

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: PEO Founders
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 5:59 PM

Very nice commerative quilt.  

Granny M wrote re: PEO Founders
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 6:40 PM

Very nice, I am sure it will be loved by all

Yellow Rose (Rosalie) wrote re: PEO Founders
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 7:37 PM

What a wonderful keepsake.  

Yellow Rose (Rosalie)

Leslie wrote re: PEO Founders
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 9:02 PM

Very nice

Nana wrote re: PEO Founders
on Wed, Feb 2 2011 11:20 PM

Beautiful.  What a wonderful commemorative.

gini wrote re: PEO Founders
on Thu, Feb 3 2011 11:31 AM

what a great quilt for you organization  

Carolyn wrote re: PEO Founders
on Thu, Feb 3 2011 6:45 PM

Wow...love this quilt!! This would be a great idea with great grandmothers.

Giddy wrote re: PEO Founders
on Sat, Feb 5 2011 9:18 PM

beautiful quilt!  I love the log cabin around the photos! I would have never thought of that looking so great!

charm62203 wrote re: PEO Founders
on Sun, Oct 23 2011 11:02 AM

beautiful quilt.

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