Merry Christmas Everyone!/Dresden Plate


I woke up this morning with a very nice memo…

Schmap: Houston Photo Short-list

  Hi Theresa,I am writing to let you know that one of your photos has been short-listed for inclusion in the sixth edition of our Schmap Houston Guide, to be published mid-January this link will take you to a page where you can:
i) See which of your photos has been short-listed.
ii) Submit or withdraw your photo from our final selection phase.
iii) Learn how we credit photos in our Schmap Guides.
iv) Browse online or download the fifth edition of our Schmap Houston Guide.While we offer no payment for publication, many photographers are pleased to submit their photos, as Schmap Guides give their work recognition and wide exposure, and are free of charge to readers. Photos are published at a maximum width of 150 pixels, are clearly attributed, and link to high-resolution originals at Flickr.Our submission deadline is Tuesday, December 30. If you happen to be reading this message after this date, please still click on the link above (our Schmap Guides are updated frequently – photos submitted after this deadline will be considered for later releases).Best regards,Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

Has anyone heard of this company and have any words of wisdom as far as giving permission for them to use my photo below.


It is a very nice photo. I love seeing the back side of an antique quilt.
There is such a story in each stitch  and possibly in each fabric.

We had Christmas brunch with a sister-in-law and her two daughters. Mara is doing a report on Oprah Winfrey and she said that her Grandmother made dresses out of potato sacks. These fabrics could easily be feed sack fabrics….or a potato sack fabric. I explained to her how women chose the grain and potato sacks often by the fabrics that pleased them or were needed for a dress or apron they were sewing.  That most likely would have been the 30s or 40s. Here is a little history and pattern on the Dresden Plate.

      When I was young in the 60s I remember the potato sacks were gunny sacks made of burlap they would hold 100 pounds of potatoes.  We used them for gunny sack races at birthday parties and family reunions!

Waxahatchi Quilt Top #1

Full shot of Dresden Plate purchased at a quilt shop in Waxahatchi, TX while attending the Houston International Quilt Festival a few years ago.  I purchased four antique quilts during the trip.  Three of them including this one are tops. The fourth is a full finished quilt.

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted


2 Responses to “Merry Christmas Everyone!/Dresden Plate”

  1. zoe krylova Says:

    i had a photo recently included in the schmap amsterdam guide: it was a pleasant surprise. they are a legit company and will give you full credit for the photo.

  2. Lorie Says:

    I love the oldies, I have several quilt tops I’ve not done anything with, I love seeing the hand that made them, too. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. It’s nice to know someone out there is in the basement too! Happy New Year.

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