Sheryl Crow Quilts for Charity Project

Removing the edge binding that we used for trim throughout the settee.

Removing the edge binding that we used for trim throughout the settee.

I love our adventures.  Trusting the GPS a little too much in a sketchy signal area might take you in the unmarked, gravel back entrance into Fall Creek Falls State Park, or the prettiest unplanned route home from Leiper's Fork. Drunk shopping Groupon might have you kayaking the Mississippi River for your first ever kayaking experience.  

The adventure this time was throwing our name in the hat for a shot at creating something beautiful with a quilt from Sheryl Crow's collection.  Yes, The Sheryl Crow.  Better not screw this one up.

Kim and David Leggett of City Farmhouse in Franklin, TN have a pop up fair a few times a year inside of The Factory at Franklin, where their shop is located.  The Sheryl Crow Quilts for Charity Project is a fundraiser to benefit refugees from Syria and that is held as part of the June 17th-18th pop up fair.  Kim selected three artists from a group of 300 or so applicants to create something beautiful with one of Sheryl's quilts.  We made the cut.  

You can check out the other two very talented artists on Instagram: @redneck_chic and @dezekiel46.

Laying out the cuts to make the most of the quilt.  It can be a little nerve wracking when you first cut into something like this.  There is no reorder button for a vintage quilt.

Laying out the cuts to make the most of the quilt.  It can be a little nerve wracking when you first cut into something like this.  There is no reorder button for a vintage quilt.

We really hit the jackpot with the quilt that was sent to us.  It is a beautiful.  And the settee?  It showed up serendipitously like the week before we entered the contest.  A lady came in our shop and asked if we would like a settee.  She'd intended to work on it, but never got around to it.  My default answer is no, but Laura said, "Sure, we'll take it", completely sight unseen.  The lady's husband came in with it the next day.  It was awesome.  It has the best patina on the crest rail, ever.  It was a little rickety and needed new seat webbing, but that wasn't anything we couldn't handle.

Upended, you can see the new bottom webbing that we installed to make the seat nice and stable.

Upended, you can see the new bottom webbing that we installed to make the seat nice and stable.

We re-glued all of the loose joints, replaced all of the old wood wool and burlap and replaced the batting.

Ready for the quilt!

Ready for the quilt!

We picked one of the most striking patterns to center in the back panel.  It happened to be in the middle of the quilt.

We picked one of the most striking patterns to center in the back panel.  It happened to be in the middle of the quilt.

Would the real Laura Locke please stand up!

Would the real Laura Locke please stand up!

Done, sans trim.  Notice the great patina and natural wear on the sunburst motif across the crest rail. Pretty freaking rad!

Done, sans trim.  Notice the great patina and natural wear on the sunburst motif across the crest rail. Pretty freaking rad!

All done!

All done!

We are honored to have been selected to participate in this project.  We will be present at the fair in Franklin on June 17th and 18th to chat with folks and hopefully meet Sheryl!  We hope to see you there!

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