Thursday, July 7, 2016


Thought that I would answer some of the questions, you asked.  The first is: In making quilts, do the colors have any special significance?  Yes and no.  We try to use colors that we feel will honor God. In other words, we don't use colors like orange, fire engine red, yellow and alike, when we are making our own.

If we are making a custom order for someone and they want the colors, we don't use on our personal quilts, we sometimes ask our Bishop Joseph or the Amish ask, Bishop Eli.  They want to know why they want those colors.  So if someone asks me for a quilt with colors, we don't approve of, I don't even ask Bishop Joseph, I just refuse to make it.  I have only refused to make one, because of colors.  Most people when they understand our reasoning, change their colors.

Grandmother Olive and my Mother, both tell of, since they were young, on colors have changed.  Most of the colors they used, how to put it, duller tones than we use today - if that makes sense.  They weren't as bright as the colors, we use today.

Certain colors do make a symbol or thought of the Lord.  Like white, we use for wedding quilts, we think of the Lord's purity.  If we use a red, no matter what tone, we think of the blood the Lord shed for us.  Black is symbol of the Lord dying for us. Green means a new life or rebirth.  So colors do mean things to us.

Do we have any quilting hoops and stands?  Are they ever for sale to Englishers?  David and Thomas both make quilting hoops and stands.  Mostly, they do it when one of us women needs one.  If they are busy, like this time of year, more than once I have had to go to Walmart to buy one.

I think if the men thought there was a market for them, one of them would consider making some during the winter to sell this time of year.   For wood items, there seems to be a better market for other items.

Another person asked if I had any good recommendation for getting stains out of white linens?  I use bleach.  Don't use too much as you can over do it.  I want to say a cap full, but I know some bottles have big caps and some have small caps.  I would say 1/4 to 1/2 Tablespoon.  Of course, it all depends on how bad the stain is and how long it has been in.

Keep those questions coming in.

Be With God,


Tom said...

Interesting...just about ALL colors can be found in nature somewhere.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Tom,
That's for sure.