Saturday, September 09, 2006

Hand Embroidery Discussion

Following the discussion of casket covers, etc. I thought there may be intereste in Linda Carlson's book, ** Quilting to Soothe the Soul. If this subject interests you, as well as memorials and celebratory quilts, this is quite a good book. There is lots of information as well as beautiful pictures.

"Crazy quilt coffin cover owned by Carole Samples, Omaha, Nebraska. It is backed with casket lining and was made in the last 19th century by the Libertine sisters of Missouri. They never married and always lived together. Each made their own fan, and the cover was to be used at each of their funerals." ** page 18



"Funeral pall in honor of the life of Reverend Charles Carter's father made by Bets Ramsey, Nashville, Tennessee." ** page 21








"Countryside Casket by York Casket, York, Pennsylvania." ** page 40

2 comments:

Thelma said...

I never would have thought about making coffin covers. They are very pretty. Thanks for sharing this with us.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks for the reminder of this. =)