Photo Finish

By Mary Covey

I believe that a good photo is the best present that anyone can give or receive. Every photo represents a moment and memory in time. I try to take as many photos as I can, so that a history can be created of how our family has changed. Sometimes they turn out good sometimes not so good. So isn’t it wonderful when you find a photographer that captures a beautiful photo of your family?

As many hours as we put into the making of a quilt, most of us think of our quilts as family. But have you ever thought of having them photographed? Well, recently I did just that. I used Sarah Chloe Photography studio to make a photo history of my quilts.  Sarah Neumyer is the owner and talented photographer that helped me with my project.

Scrappy Star Quilt with floral backing

Scrappy Star Quilt with floral backing

It was interesting to watch Sarah work. After looking through my stack of quilts she developed a plan. Much like a quilter pulls her fabrics together for a project, Sarah pulled together her props and ideas for the locations. We started at her studio in Bixby. The Scrappy Star quilt was taken on the steps of an old barn behind her studio.

Antique Dresden Plate

Antique Dresden Plate

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Photo FinishThen on to a location. Sarah used this old truck as the perfect backdrop for my Antique Dresden Plate. There were lots of pictures taken here but this is one of my favorites.

 

Wool Partridge Quilt

Wool Partridge Quilt

It was interesting to watch her lay out an assortment of quilts and then edit her selections for each photo. Sarah definitely has a talent for knowing exactly what is just right.

On the Vine

On the Vine

One the Vine is a miniature pattern that I designed several years ago using Moda flannels and a P&B floral print. The sunlight hitting these colors really makes them pop.

Sarah’s specialty is children and family portraits. She did and excellent job of photographing my quilt family. To see more of Sarah’s work or to talk with her about photographing your quilts, go to www.sarahchloephotography.com.

#photography #quilt #photofinish

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Feet First

By Mary Covey

Quilt Design

Feet First – www.marycoveydesigns.com

It is amazing to me how quilts can instantly get the attention of anyone, especially a small child. Everyone has a memory of someone in their family that made quilts or of a favorite quilt that they had as a child. I have meet teenagers who still use a tread bare quilt because it was made for them by their grand mother. I have even meet a young married lady in her twenty’s who kept the tattered corner of an old quilt in her pillow case to sleep with every night. Her mother made the quilt before she was born and had passed away while she was young. Her tangible connection to her mother was that tattered piece of quilt.

I needed to take some photos of a few quilts for a project. My grand daughter was busy riding the go cart so I thought I would take the pictures outside. The minute the quilts came out, the go cart stopped and she came running with offers to help. “You know what a great helper I am,” she exclaimed. Who could refuse an offer like that!! After taking several pictures she decided that this was her favorite quilt. I asked her why she loved it so much. Was it the beautiful fabric? Could it be the lovely diamond shapes? Maybe the amazing quilting? No, none of those. “Why do you love it so much?” I asked. “Nan” she replied. “Can’t you see the colors in the quilt match my toenails!”

So, the next time a quilt gets your attention, I hope you appreciate its beauty, piecing and quilting design even if it doesn’t match your toenails.

#quilting #sewing #fabric

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