Thursday, June 25, 2015

Homage to Mom Art Quilt

One of the great things about being a quilter is sharing your love of sewing and fabric with other women.  My mother loved to sew and got me hooked on quilts before I was 10 years old.  So I have been fascinated with fabric, techniques, and non-stop inspiration for over 50 years!  OMG! 

My mother, Helen Ann Morgan Adams, belonged to Puyallup Valley Quilters for 20 years or so, and eventually got me going too.  We enjoyed the annual mother's day retreat in Yelm with our matching outfits and were joined by my sisters too.  What fun those days were!  We went to Paducah 4 times!  She loved going.  She was also a Tupperware dealer and manager in the Sumner area for over 15 years and gave us all an appreciation for having a cupboard full of Tupperware.  When she moved in with my sister at the end of her life, she graciously gave me a good amount of her fabric stash. 

Inspiration for my art quilts comes from so many sources, and I know this story is getting long.  I read a book with my book group, "The Husband's Secret".  One of the main characters was a Tupperware dealer.  Ta-Da!  The idea for this quilt coalesced from my mother's fabric, the book, and my fascination with stacking things in quilts.    So here is my still life of Tupperware, made with my mother's fabric, and in memory of her.  RIP.  Love you MOM!

Tupperware Memories by Joanne Adams Roth

1 comment:

  1. Awe, what a sweet tribute! How cool to have used some of her stash. She has to be smiling with pride.