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Re: Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 24 Apr 2012 04:24 #79609

Pam how interesting to hear your story 8) 8) 8)


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Re: Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 24 Apr 2012 03:46 #79606

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Pam, thanks for telling us that bit more about the Manx roof tile block. When I tried to google it all I got was a blog post about a day school with Pepper Cory and ordinary roofers :roll: I will now head back and check out the Manx Museum, as I am interested in further references to this block. And as for being made out of soldiers uniforms - who needs batting! 8) but you might have trouble entering it into a quilt show :wink:


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Re: Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 24 Apr 2012 01:02 #79602

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fabulous, pam! this certainly seems to be "your" show!!!
i started watching it last night, but after a week of 4-hour nights, i had to give up after the intro... but i have now slept a full (for me almost impossible) 8 hours and am feeling quite myself again...
guess what my bed-time story will be :)
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Re: Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 23 Apr 2012 15:07 #79574

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DH’s mum’s family came from the Isle of Man. In 2001 he took me there for a holiday. I was not a quilter at that time, but had a background of dressmaking although I hadn’t done anything with fabric for about 10 years. We went to Port Erin for a day, a tiny place that had a steam railway Pete wanted to ride on. Part of the railway building was used as a quilt shop. it was no bigger than 250 square feet in size. I was completely blown away by the rainbow of bolts of fabric that met my eyes. I chatted with the owner and decided that I had to start to do something with fabric. When I got home I told a friend that I was going to take up patchwork and quilting. I didn’t know any quilters but she did and introduced me to a friend, who took me to her classes and guild.

The following year we returned to the Isle of Man and we went to the National Folk Museum at Cregneash where I saw a demonstration of the Manx roof tile block. They had a quilt there made from soldiers uniforms which was so heavy you could hardly lift it.

When Pete and I finally get to make our trip to NM we will add Santa Fe to our itinerary, having had a glimpse at the museum courtesy of TQS. One of the keepsakes that I like to buy when on vacation in US is a native American pot, preferably locally produced, and often some south western fabric. I must confess that I hadn’t thought to look at my pots for inspiration, but I will do that today. They are safely in a glass cabinet as I am afraid to put them out on display for fear that my little helper kitty will knock them on the floor.

So this show seems to encompass our family history, my introduction to quilting and moves on to my love of pots and native american history all tied in with TQS.


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Re: Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 23 Apr 2012 14:07 #79568

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Not his latest ones, they are cheap & cheerful poly. But if I can track down any scraps from his wedding suit (which I made - I was working on Savile Row at the time),they are definitely going in :wink:


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Re: Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 23 Apr 2012 11:41 #79560

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Totally agree Rosemary I found this to be one of the best shows of late really enjoyed it, loved the
History of the Isle of Man quilters , hope you are not going to cut up your Partners suits for this one !!
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Show 1007 - Pepper Cory 23 Apr 2012 07:51 #79544

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I've just watched this show, and loved, loved, loved the section about the Manx Roof Tile block, which has evolved into the Log Cabin block. This is definitely going on my 'To-do' list as it ticks so many boxes - quilt as you go project, men's suiting/wools project, hand sewing project, tape-measure free zone/based on your own hand & calibrated eyeball project.


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