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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

In 1970s Argentina, mothers marched in headscarves embroidered with the names of their “disappeared” children. In Tudor, England, when Mary, Queen of Scots, was under house arrest, her needlework carried her messages to the outside world.

From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

Threads of Life is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power, and politics told through the stories of needlework. Clare Hunter, master of the craft, threads her own narrative as she takes us over centuries and across continents—from medieval France to contemporary Mexico and the United States, and from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland—to celebrate the age-old, universal, and underexplored beauty and power of sewing. Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we have to tell our story.

The Gather quilt sew along is an online quilting community experience! We will make this modern quilt pattern together – one week at a time. suzyquilts.com #quiltalong #quiltpattern

Gather Quilt Sew Along: Week 5: Sew HST Rows

Heeeeey-oh. Hey hey heeey-oh! Quiltketeers, we’re already in Week 5 of our Gather sew along! Even though the intensely bright and somewhat claustrophobic snowscape outside my window hasn’t changed much over the last few weeks, I still see that a lot of progress has been made on this quilt and we are zipping on through! JustContinue Reading…

This fabric tutorial shows how to make magnetic fabric swatch cards from the Art Gallery Fabrics Solids color card for your personal use! suzyquilts.com #sewingdiy #sewing

Tutorial: How to Make Magnetic Fabric Swatches for Easy Color Selection

Picking colors for your next creative project doesn’t need to be stressful or difficult. Simplify the process by making magnetic fabric swatches for yourself so you can easily visualize color combinations and make fabric selections with confidence! If you’ve been in the sewing world for long, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced the goodness of ArtContinue Reading…

This beginner friendly Sugar POP trendy tote tutorial walks you through step by step instructions to create a beautiful quilted tote bag! suzyquilts.com #totetutorial #DIYtote

Sugar POP Trendy Tote Tutorial

This trendy tote tutorial is based on the popular SQ pattern, Sugar POP. In addition to throw and baby sizes, the pattern includes instructions for an 18″ pillow, which is what we’ll be using today. An oversized tote bag is necessary because inevitably there comes a point in every woman’s life when her purse is simplyContinue Reading…

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