Barbara Corbitt: Hand Stitches Beauty and Gives it Away
The Chief Blonde admires beautiful craft work! Recently she complimented one of her readers, Barbara Corbitt on her beautiful Facebook Profile Picture which was this gorgeous quilt shown below.
Bargain Basics Quilt Handmade by Barbara Corbitt
Barbara discusses her craft:
I started quilting when my deceased daughter was a baby. She was sick a lot and I was a stay at home mom who needed something to do to keep my hands busy. I started out making Barbie doll clothes by hand. We had so much fun and bonding doing that. But as time went on, I realized that as she went through her pre-teen, teen and adult years that the Barbie clothes would not be enough for her to remember me by. So I started by making her “get well quilts” every time she got sick, she truly believed that if she slept under one of these quilts where every stitch was made with love that she would get well quicker. As time went on, she would pick out the fabric and I would make her another quilt. Also, other friends and family members wanted quilts too. Each stitch in each quilt was made with love and when I gave the quilt to someone, I gave part of myself in the quilt. My daughter was my inspiration. I had a near fatal brain aneurysm and she quit her job and moved in to take care of me. She was looking forward to me teaching her how to quilt.
Tragically, she died in my arms from an unknown blood clot just four days after moving in with me. The pain and depression are very difficult to deal with. I am working on a quilt now that I was making for her.
Barbara supplied these other pictures of her lovely quilts.
Blazing Star Quilt by Barbara Corbitt
Nine Patch Calico by Barbara Corbitt
David’s Crown Quilt by Barbara Corbitt
Half Squares Quilt by Barbara Corbitt
Indian Patch Quilt by Barbara Corbitt
Twinkle Stars Quilt by Barbara Corbitt
Like them? Barbara would consider trading a quilt for a used/new (but in fantastic shape) computer, laptop or tablet. Let me know if you would like to contact her. She lives on a limited income and would appreciate the trade! Barbara reports that she pieces by hand. Barbara provided all the photos above.
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