|Project by wallybob||posted 12-27-2009 08:19 PM||1500 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
The quilting frame was made for my Mom’s 86th birthday. My youngest brother and I have had the privilege to be the caretakers for our Mom who has Alzheimer’s but has not lost the ability to pursue her favorite pastime. Although she can no longer hand piece and work on larger projects she still loves to do hand quilting on small projects which we donate to local hospitals or give to special families.
When I started woodworking about two years ago the first project I wanted to make was a quilting frame for Mom. My first one, although successful was nothing to look at. I was fortunate enough to get into a bent lamination class at a local college and chose the quilting frame as my class project.
The frame is laminated black walnut and maple and was designed to be broken down so it could travel with Mom as my brother and I live on opposite sides of the country. The glass panels were designed and made by my wife.
The plaque on the hoop reads, “ Long stitches, Short stitches
I don’t do it as good as I used to”
Mom’s daily comment on her work.