Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Hunter-Gatherer in the Modern World

Anthropologically speaking, hunter-gatherer societies are made up of people who search for their food rather than grow it. Kind of like we do at the supermarkets every week. Of course, our hunting-gathering doesn't take quite as much effort as it did for our ancestors. Then again, we have to do all that work to earn the money to pay for it, so it's kind of the same, right?

But maybe grocery shopping isn't enough to satisfy the need to hunt and gather. Not for some of us. Not, maybe, for quilters.

Quilters, I believe, are born hunter-gatherers. After all, aren't we always on the hunt for fabrics, gathering them in for the next project? Well, that's what I've been doing recently--I'm on a mission to find what I need for a project I have in mind. I spent my lunch hour today, hunting at a local quilt shop. Usually I'm a really good hunter and today I found a couple things I was looking for, but right now, I'm stuck in my search for one particular piece. Even my internet searches have failed miserably. So I thought I'd ask you for help--because I'm pretty sure YOU'RE a good hunter-gatherer too.

Specifically I'm looking for this fabric:


It's from a line called Stone Cottage by Renee Nanneman for Andover. Fabric number 4014-L. It's a couple years old now. Have you seen it?

I don't need too much--a fat quarter would be perfect. A fat eighth even. If you have any in your stash and would like to trade, just let me know what you'd like to trade for. If you know your local quilt shop has it in stock, please let me know how I can get in touch with them. Email me with any tips you have.

Thank you for your help!

8 comments:

Carrie said...

I have a fat quarter and it's yours! I owe you huge so I would be happy to help you out. It will be in the mail today ~ Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

I, too, have some. I see you already have it in your hands. I used mine in Bunny Hill's Vintage Christmas.

Synthia said...

Glad to see some is already on it's way to you since I don't have any. It's a beautiful piece, but I've never seen it before.

Gayle said...

For future reference, ou can always post your request at missing fabrics.com - I've had good luck there.

Anna said...

I on the other hand do not have some but I really identify with the hunter/gatherer moniker

Miss Jean said...

This is what I love about quilters!!!! Always there when you need them.

Kristi said...

Ask and you shall receive....lol....so it seems. Glad you found some.

rc truck said...

In this pics looking fabrics are so cute and awesome.It look really extraordinary work shown in the picture.