Last Saturday I spent a really lovely day at the Quilters’ Guild Library in York, researching quilt blocks and their stories. It is housed in a lovely room just off the exhibition hall, with a pleasant view of old brick buildings and roofs out of the window.
I was helped by Hugette, one of the fabulous and enthusiastic volunteers who enable the library and the museum to function. I wish I lived closer so I could use the library more and help out by volunteering. Unfortunately, five hours of travel to get there make it logistically impossible!
I stupidly forgot to bring squared paper and was trying to draw some of the blocks freehand. It provided me with new respect for the authors of the pre-1980 quilt books I was looking at, as they had all drawn the blocks by hand, in the days before computers could do it for us. Those were the days of true dedication!