Teddy Pruett
Certified Quilt Appraiser
Second Hand Story Quilts *** Free Lance Writer
Come on in!

Welcome to my site.  I don't blog, so I occasionally use this page to make announcements - like the fact that I'm retiring from my long, happy appraisal career.  I hope you will take the time to read the link "Retirement Notes."

I'm in the process of changing my website over from that of an appraiser and lecturer to that of - well, to what?  I'm not certain, I feel as if I've lost myself now that I'm no longer "the quilt appraiser."  Perhaps I'll use the site to sell off my quilt collection, perhaps I'll slowly change it over to that of a writer.  It all remains to be seen.  But I will always be a quilter, a sewer of old things into new things.  

 

I like to work with old worn out things I buy in thrift shops.  One of my friends says I shop in places she would only go into with rubber gloves and tongs, and I admit to keeping antibacterial hand cleaner in my car.  But I have such a heart for the women who came before me, the women who worked so hard to find a few moments to make beautiful things for their families.  Perhaps it was a crocheted doily, a hanky with tatted edges, an embroidered dresser scarf, or a stack of quilt blocks they never got around to setting together.  These are the fragments I gather and I find great joy in giving them new life.  As you look at the quilts in the galleries, you will spot the vintage pieces.

 

When you have a few moments, check out the wonderful www.porterbriggs.com.  It's a good-news,  all-about-the-south online magazine.  Short articles, beautiful photography, great subject matter, and some really great writers.  I'm one of them! 

 

I hope you will enjoy your moments here.