Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Kameel Stoepstorie: When there is time . . story quilts

If I must say something about myself then . . . .  it must be the comforters that I make.  

After the passing of our eldest son in 2008 I made the first one.  A sort of memory ... or perhaps it started as something to keep my going.   
Now years later I still make them.  
Every one tells a story of our family.  It is a part of us. 
Worn jean, red heart made from a little chair that was re-upholstered. 
These quilts also tell about our road trips because no trip is without stopping somewhere to purchase a piece of cloth or old lace

To create one is a "battle" . . . I cut perfect and not so perfect pieces in the 
30cm blocks and then when there is 72 blocks the process can begin.

Antique lace from my granny's treasures 
Some charm from the Graphic Fairy 
Lots of hand sewing 

The batting at the back is now in place and a second cover is stitch in place. 

Thank you for visiting 
Till next time 


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your eldest son! I can only imagine the heartache you have had to deal with since his passing. I love the way in which you felt drawn to create something unique and lasting from material that carries memories of him and I loved seeing this latest comforter you are making and hearing some of its story, too. What a wonderful hobby!

  2. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog...wow you live also in South Africa...great country !!...like your blog too.....have a nice day !!...love from me...........♥.. ♥... ♥....

  3. I'm very sorry about the loss of your son. What a wonderful tribute to him, to weave a part of him into your work, which is beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting, and for your nice comments, too:)