Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Journal Quilt & A Happy Thanksgiving!

In 2000 I decided to make a Journal Quilt and recorded my daily activities to celebrate the Millennium.

I combined each entry with a coordinating piece of fabric to tell my story. 


One of the highlights of the year was going to Sweden and spending time with our DIL's parents on a weekend train / boat excursion in Norway. 

We held Peto meetings at my house and closed on our cabin that summer.

I added a border of "news" events for each month--national, international and local in that order. 


This is the back.


Our family tradition is to have Thanksgiving at the cabin where I cook the turkey and most of the fixings. I make my grandmother's stuffing recipe which calls for a pound of butter. It's so-o-o good!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer


  1. What a fabulous quilt! I love this idea of making a journal quilt. Thank you so much for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Oh my...I never saw a quilt like this one ! Fabulous idea Barbara !
    Happy thanksgiving with all your family !

  3. What a wonderful way to remember and document the start of a new millennium. It's an incredible treasure.

  4. This quilt is absolutely amazing! wow what a wonderful journal filled personal memories.