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Passport to Freedom

posted by suzyhomemaker
Sat, Feb 4 2012


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Updated photo of current wall quilt I am working on...just starting to quilt the layers together, still have to print and stitch on info on postcard and rework different fabric on tree lines to be more 3d, and then quilt, bind and put hanger on....and then do two more just like it...one for each of my kids! At least another week or two to finish!...the black material is passport stamps! Just orde...red more of it last night off of ebay for the additional wall quilts! Gonna call it Passport to Freedom.....husband's reflections of escaping from border patrol duty from Czech army into Austria at age 18, working for his passport, plane ticket and $50 to come to the freedom of America and settling in Chicago area...Dekalb /Cortland Illinois area to be specific. Any feedback is appreciated...plan to enter in a landscape quilt contest in April.  Will update with finished piece soon!

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Nana wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sat, Feb 4 2012 3:33 PM

Very pretty quilt.  Such a great remembrance quilt.

Judy Taylor-Bellingham wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sat, Feb 4 2012 4:31 PM

Suzy, I am so impressed. What a wonderful quilt to make to be passed down through the family. I hope you will be putting a detailed label on the back similar with the story.

suzyhomemaker wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sat, Feb 4 2012 5:31 PM

To Judy.....I always do a label with my photo n email since I still have not found the time to set up a website yet...also plan to put his story on the postcard in the quilt center left by printing on fabric and then stitching on...thanks for the input and compliment...it has been a labor of love...that I will do 3x!

Spudgrandma wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sat, Feb 4 2012 6:41 PM

What a great idea and a lovely quilt.

DerbinKy wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sat, Feb 4 2012 7:30 PM

What an excellent commemoration to your family's history. This is what quiliting is all about....an historical art form that generations to come will learn from. Job well done Suzyhomemaker!

gini wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sun, Feb 5 2012 3:26 AM

this is such a great gift for your kids.   we have an art quilt group here.  i would love to have you join it and share your techniques and the process of making these quilts.

Patti wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sun, Feb 5 2012 4:29 AM

I am so impressed with this.  What a treasure!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sun, Feb 5 2012 9:01 AM

Such a labor of LOVE!!!!  This will be a treasure for each of your children.  

Frances wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sun, Feb 5 2012 12:17 PM

It is such  a wonderful quilt its truly amazing dont forget to put on a picture when you have finished it all.

lots of love

francesxx

suzyhomemaker wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sun, Feb 5 2012 12:29 PM

Thank you everyone for such supportive comments...recently permanently disabled from 5 spine surgeries/fusions, fibro and diabetes....so I really do live to quilt and quilt to live and started out making this wall quilt to honor my husband of 30+ years who has been there for me and allows me to quilt as he works and then comes home to do dishes, laundry and helps me with meal prep, but has also become a project to do for each child to cherish in the years to come.  So it is a labor of love in more ways than one!  I will definately post a finished picture of it...with my signature 4" hand strung bead fringe...just ordered statue of liberty charms and passport charms to put on fringe!

Quiltless wrote re: Passport to Freedom
on Sun, Feb 5 2012 4:31 PM

Well done, Suzy Homemaker!  This quilt has substance and emotional depth.  

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