Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Merry Christmas from the Dukes 
Photo taken at our church Westminster UMC

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Ma Dugette's" Quilt

Another one of MaDugette's quilts.  It is called Eight Hands Round and was made in the early 1920's perhaps in Sampson County where her husband's family , the Johnson's , were from.

I gave it to my cousin, Hazel, my mother's namesake because she did not have one of her quilts. There is a label on the back about my grandmother.

1930's Scrappy Quilt by Estelle Wetherington Johnson- My Maternal Grandmother

My maternal grandmother, Dugette Estelle Wetherington Johnson, made this scrappy quilt top when her four girls were young.  My mother, Hazel Meliss Johnson Davis, remembered several of the print fabrics as being dresses that she wore or her sisters wore.  We lovingly called her "Madugette".

I replaced several worn pieces and replaced them with 1930' feed sack fabrics.

The top was never quilted.  She lived in Craven County, NC...the Wintergreen area and later in Cove City.

Restoration on Double Wedding Ring quilt

I replaced an area of this 1930's double wedding ring quilt that she purchased an an auction.
I used scraps from another damaged ring quilt and appliqued it into place.

I hand quilted the areas worked on.

She now has it on her guest bed and it looks great!!

Having Fun in the Sun......

Beach flip flop quilt made with mostly Wal-Mart fabrics and it is ,YES, used at the beach in the sand!!!! I made it to use it. We actually put our towels on top but we shake out the sand and put it back in the car after laying out on the sand. We mostly go to the pier, one of three left, at Emerald Isle Pier  and swim and get sun...

I can not believe I actually posted these pictures of me on the beach!!! I must be getting OLD...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving blessings

Our great nephews at Thanksgiving at daddy's house 2010
Simon, Elliott, and Gavin 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NQG & Greene Coounty Needlework Guild

We had a great afternoon of lunch and sharing with the Greene County Needlework Guild this afternoon.

Tie quit made from a husband's ties

They have soooo many experienced quilters with new ideas and so willing to share with us.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Alice Davis Stroud quilt

I was named for my maternal aunt, Alice Johnson Langston, and my paternal great aunt, Alice Davis Stroud.
Alice Stroud make these quilt squares for me when I was born (1955) and never made it into  a quilt.
Her daughter, Ruby Stroud, gave them to me in 1980 and I made the top into a quilt and one
pillow. A local  church group hand quilted the top.

The quilt is displayed in our bedroom on a quilt rack and is greatly cherished and loved.

The label on the back has her picture and information about the quilt.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pretty Applique Quilt        NC Symposium 2007
This is one of the prettiest hand appliqued and  hand quilted pieces I have ever seen. It was on display at the NC Quit Symposium in Mars Hill, NC in 2007. As I remember the quilter painted wild flowers from her travels or two homes in Florida and NC for the quilt center.  She then added this exquisitely appliqued border with flora and hummingbirds!! 

I aspire to complete such a master piece one day!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Need more 2" squares!!

I worked a little on "Charming "today but still need more fabric squares of nature...I really like pretty ones. Have not found border and applique fabric either. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Learned about pillowcase dresses being made for children in Haiti and Africa...think I will try on.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Today I have nothing special to and study my Bible...

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Today  saw Eat, Love and Pray with Julia Roberts...real good...makes you think...pretty scenery.
Not much appliqueing today.

Friday, August 20, 2010

on going "charming"

I appliqued a little today...must start looking for green border fabric and applique fabrics in green, pink, yellow, and blue...then hand quilting!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Thank you Joan from Mississippi for sending the floral applique templates from the magazine since I did not have it. Now I can complete "Charming".  She completde this wall hanging and was photographed in the January issue -100 Anniversary issue of McCalls Quilting...I contacted her and asked her to send me a copy of the template since McCalls no longer had it...and she did send it!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I have just created my blog page and it has been a wonderful, hot day here in NC. I have actually quilted a little today and am working on a wallhanging called "Charming" from the McCalls quilting magazine April 2007 issue. It has 2" squares appliqued and each fabric is different.