Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Guy Hop

 


I'd like to thank Carol for hosting this Hop.  I have a lot of 'guys' in the family as well as make sure there are masculine quilts in the shop.




I had plans for my post, but changed with the suden passing of my eldest brother.  Thus I dedicate to John Ralph Vrooman who was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, hunting, took painstaking care of the place (was always on that mower), and had a strong fondness of the mountain regions around our Valley - the Catskills and the Adirondacks.



I had hoped to get the Lincoln quilt done for this hop.  This is a replica of the Lincoln Quilt in the Nebraska Museum.  Shirting from bro-bro (and my boys) are in this quilt.


The train quilt didn't get done either.  My bro and SIL went on one of the Adirondack Train treks one fall and there was a freak storm that covered the tracks with trees/snow that they couldn't go forward or backward.  It took several hours for rescue and then busing back to where their cars were.  A train ride to remember.





I made two of Lorna's Bear Walking quilt pattern.  This reminds me of when my bro discovered the old bear off the mountain came down to eat out of the bird feeders in his back yard.  We let him bend the feeder's bars down right into a semi-circle and sat right in the middle dipping in each one as desired.  Once he was done, he ambled off up the mountain - never did it again.  Of course bro had to get new bars for poles for the feeders.


And the moose quilt has a story.  My Dad and bro were on hunting trip and a moose came into the road and got MAD at the car.  My Dad always said 'don't goose the moose' long after that - don't piss someone off!
Hung on one of the stacks of wood for the several wood stoves on the farm - bro-bro's job for many year.
 

There are many more men's quilts, but I will end with this photo of a tavern in the Adirondacks that my bro and SIL came upon on there many travels into the region.

Please be sure to visit all the wonderful and creative folks along this hop:

July 26

 

Creatin' in the Sticks

Storied Quilts

Quilted Delights

Samelia's Mum

Vroomans Quilts

Karen's Korne

 

July 27

 

MooseStashQuilting

Inflorescence

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Websterquilt

Words & Stitches

Days Filled With Joy

 

July 28

 

Ms P Designs USA

Beaquilter

Lianne Makes Stuff

For The Love Of Geese

Domestic Felicity

 

July 29

 

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt Schmilt

The Colorful Fabriholic

Songbird Designs

 

July 30

 

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Patchouli Moon Studio

Food for Thought


Sewingly Yours,

Sharon

39 comments:

Cheryll said...

A very fitting dedication to your late brother. RIP.

MissPat said...

I wondered if this was the brother who did all the mowing and plowing around the farm. So sad for you and the family. Your quilt display is a wonderful memorial to him and his love of the outdoors.
Pat

Needled Mom said...

I’m so sorry to read this, Sharon. Your posts and quilts are a lovely tribute to him.

Lyndsey said...

I feel privileged that you shared your memories of your brother with us. the quilts are amazing and perfect to dedicate to a man who loved the outdoors. Thank you.

Brenda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your quilts are a beautiful memorial to him.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilts. Again, sorry about your brother.

loulee said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.
Your show and tell of blokes quilts is quite lovely. It's nice to see some great quilts for the men in our lives.

kiwikid said...

Lovely to see the quilts and read the little snippets about/around them. Your brother sounded like a wonderful man.

Kathleen said...

So sad to hear of the loss of your brother, but what fun stories you told through quilts of him and his adventures. May he rest in peace.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Sad to hear about your brother. Hugs. The memories in those quilts though are priceless. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in the memories.

Lianne makes stuff said...

Sorry to hear about your brother their is a lot of great memories in those quilts.

Sherry said...

So sorry for the loss of your brother. Beautiful quilts and many great memories.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss; your quilts are all wonderful.

Carol S. said...

I'm so sorry, Sharon, for the loss of your brother. He sounds like he was an amazing guy who was full of adventures. Your post was a beautiful way to show off your quilts and the memories that went with them. I love the use of shirts in the quilt and the train quilt's story was crazy! Thank you for sharing your "guy thing" quilts. xo

Carol said...

I'm very sorry about your brother's passing. I love the way you have memorialized him in your post. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Smanski said...

I am sorry to hear about your brother. Those quilts are lovely. So many memories. This is part of what quilts are about. Thanks for sharing.

Calicojoan said...

Oh Sharon, my heart goes out to you. What a beautiful post you wrote in his honor. I got a chuckle out of the "moose" story! We actually had a moose in town here they other day, just walking down the street. He or she was a very long way from home, that's for sure. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Sorry to hear about your brother's passing. All of those quilts are so lovely. Hugs.

Leah said...

Such a nice tribute and good memories. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Thank you for shrug the wonderful quilts and tribute to your brother. Sorry for your loss .

For the love of geese said...

So sorry for your loss. Would you believe many quilters struggle with masculine designs and here you have a few.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilts. So sorry for your loss, I know how hard it can be. My husband died April 29th, and I am still dealing with his loss.

tink's mom said...

Sharon so sorry for the loss of your brother. The snipits you shared sound like very wonderful memories of him and your family. My prayers are with you.

Brandy said...

Your brother sounds like he was a great person and that he had many fun adventures, thank you for sharing the stories Sharon! I love the tavern photo at the end, looks like my kind of place.

MoeWest said...

My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother. Your stories and quilts paint a picture of a guy that enjoyed life.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What a wonderful tribute to your brother, Sharon. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending warm thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

Karen's Korner said...

Sorry to hear about your loss and that post was a fitting tribute to him. Take care.

Rebecca Smith said...

Such a beautiful way to honor your brother.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Sharon. All of those quilts are beautiful and it's a lovely tribute post to your bro.

Susan said...

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. I really like all of your quilts and the stories behind them.

Carla said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. This a beautiful memorial post and truly a heart felt read. Hugs to you. Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories.

dq said...

How wonderful to dedicate this post to your brother and share some brief memories. I love all of the masculine quilts particularly the trains, bear, and moose. The Vrooman's shop was a fantastic find!

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts. So sorry for the loss of your brother.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's passing, Sharon. The quilts will wait, as family is more important! I, too, just had a loss in the family and spent 16 hours in the car the last 2 days It's good to be back home, but felt that it was important to be with my cousins.

LJ said...

Your tales were the best and the quilts were running a close second. :) Such fun to memorialize quilts with a story - or is it memorialize a story with a quilt?

beaquilter said...

sorry for your loss. great eye candy, you'll finish that top eventually :)

Susan said...

Great quilts to share. Sorry for your loss - losing a brother is hard.

Carol Andrews said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a sibling is just one of the hardest losses we can suffer. How comforting that so many of your beautiful quilts have a connection to your brother and the memories you have of him.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

So sorry for your loss... those quilts are beautiful and a wonderful memory of him xx