“A Century of Yuletide Memories - 1840 - 1940”
Christmas Quilt Collection from Arlene Arnold and Heritage Oaks
Arlene Arnold came to the world of quilting in 1975 with millions of others in the Great Quilt Revival for our nation’s Bicentennial. With her degree in art, Arlene entered the fabric world with enthusiasm. Using a 1”x2” picture of a Log Cabin quilt she saw in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, she drafted the pattern and being a novice and not knowing what she was doing, Arlene made enough 12” blocks using 1” strips to cover two king size beds! Since that time she has gone to win Best of Show and many blue ribbons for her work.
Today, Arlene’s focus in quilting runs in the area of Civil War quilts and those from the Depression. She has quite a collection of antique and vintage quilts that she uses to lecture on and share with other quilters. Arlene also makes her own patterns using these quilts for inspiration. And yes, she still uses graph paper and a pencil!
When not playing in the quilting world Arlene can be found on her tractor farming 20 acres of walnuts and raising her beloved English Springer Spaniels on her ranch in Colusa, CA.Visit Event Website for More Info