Quilting Frame

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Project by wallybob posted 12-27-2009 08:19 PM 1817 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 08:48 PM

Nicely done. Very nice lines and functionality.

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 09:35 PM

Beautiful design and well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 10:10 PM

You really put your heart into this piece. It is beautiful, and what an encouragement to your Mom.

Welcome to LumberJocks. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 10:30 PM

Very beautiful design, excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 10:49 PM

oh how wonderful!!
my mom (82) is still whipping out quilts left and right but she has to take more breaks than she used to. I will keep this in mind when the time comes that she can’t do the piecing any longer!

Absolutely beautiful hoop. Just beautiful Your Mom must be so proud.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 12-29-2009 02:49 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! I can only hope to do so well after two years. Love the glass accents, truly beautiful.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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