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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 15 – Quilts and Flowers. Just Quilts and Flowers.
In season 3, episode 15 of the Very Serious Crafts Podcast, serendipity runs high when Mollie literally makes some magic, Haley plans a herbarium, and they both take a stroll through some complicated and compelling quilt history! (Heidi is off on a much-deserved break this week.)
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S3E15 Show Notes:
Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:
Morning Star Quilts
♥ Quilt Cards by Debbie Desjarlais https://www.debbiedesjarlaisdesign.com/
♥ More about Debbie Desjarlais and her work: https://billingsgazette.com/news/local/native-graphic-designer-reinvents-star-quilt-designs-through-handmade-cards/article_45f1ed3f-1b08-5e45-ae3c-78188d09db66.html
♥ Smithsonian Magazine article featuring a collection of Native American quilts: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-spectacular-collection-of-native-american-quilts-11108340/
♥ Academic paper on star quilts by Kim Elise Taylor from UMT: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3324&context=etd
The Freedom Quilt
♥ The Freedom Quilt on Instagram:
♥ The Freedom Quilt catalog entry at the American Folk Art Museum: http://collection.folkartmuseum.org/objects/3230/freedom-quilt
♥ Social Justice Sewing Academy: https://www.instagram.com/sjsacademy/
♥ Old video about making feather flowers:
♥ Victorian flower and seaweed pressing from Merchant’s House Museum: http://merchantshouse.org/blog/seaweed-pressing/
♥ Several different methods for pressing flowers: https://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/projects/make-pressed-flowers/
♥ How to make a wooden flower press: https://christines-crafts.com/how-to-make-a-flower-press/
♥ People Have Gone Full 1800s: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/30/style/victorian-era-crafts-coronavirus.html
♥ The flower press that Haley has her eye on: https://amzn.to/32f7LIv (affiliate link)
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