• Yo-yo dress update

    11 days ago - By Art With a Needle

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the best in show winner at Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie. It was a dress made of yo-yos, whose train merged into a rectangular yo-yo quilt, made by Marty Ornish.
    I wondered in my blog post whether the yo-yos were recycled from old quilts or newly made from old fabrics or what. This morning I was happy to find that Marty left a comment on my post that explains all. She writes:
    "These two circa WW2 quilts were made by three women. The youngest, Joan Crone, is now 86, and she sewed these yo-yos 'to help pass the time during the war' and...
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