Teddy Pruett
Second Hand Story Quilts
On the Page and In the Cloth

Welcome!  I don't blog, although I am seriously thinking of getting going on that, so I occasionally use this page to make announcements - like the fact that I've retired from my long, successful appraisal career.  I hope you will read the link "Turning the Page."

I'm in the process of changing my website from that of an appraiser and lecturer and quiltmaker to that of a writer.  Because I tell stories in my quilts, because I use text in my quilts, it's not as great a leap as one might think.  

I write, but I will always be an artist, a quilter, a sewer of old things into new.  I like to work with worn things I buy in thrift shops, the kind of places you go into with rubber gloves and tongs.  I have such a heart for the women who came before me who worked so hard to find a few moments to make beautiful things for their families;  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 find great joy in giving new life.  As you look at the quilts in the galleries, you will spot the vintage pieces.

Enjoy your visit, and let me hear from you!.  ***Please note as of Feb 6, I am feverishly reworking the pages of this site, and they are fairly well gopped up in the process.  It's temporary!