Thank You Egg Foo Young & Woman and Their Quilts

I was waiting for a take out order of shrimp egg foo young from my favorite Chinese restaurant, which wasn’t quite ready, so I dropped in at Tuesday Morning, next door. I rarely if almost never shop there. In fact it may have been my first look see, if not, it has been that long since I had gone in.

To my surprise I found these fabulous fat quarters. I scoured the bin of material and only found two but would have settled for the 1 if that was all they had.


Combining my love of hand quilting and genealogy

I was also delighted to find this book at our local Goodwill. Woman and Their Quilts ~ A Washington State Centennial Tribute by NancyAnn Johanson Twelker Foreword by Carter Houck


A transplant from New York via California, now 20 years in glorious Washington State, overjoyed with this find is an understatement. It’s rich history of Washington, along with the family stories and the gorgeous historic family heirloom quilts this book is a treasure.


The above picture is in honor of my great grandfather Samuel Haimowitz born 1875 in Odessa, Ukraine. He immigrated along with his wife Rebecca Strulowitz, son Hyman and Pincus (born aboard ship) to begin their new life in New York. Samuel was a carpenter his entire life. Imagine if Rebecca actually quilted and a Carpenter’s Square at that.



I just realized I picked all blue tone quilts to display ~


I will leave you with this beauty ~ Cigar Silk Quilt ~ summer sunshine ~ absolutely stunning ~



12 thoughts on “Thank You Egg Foo Young & Woman and Their Quilts

  1. Deb July 12, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Your having to wait prove to be a delightful bonus! Love the book!

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  2. nwpaintedlady July 12, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    Love quilting books too. You find so many interesting old quilt designs not commonly seen. Thank you for stopping by Deb ~ Sharon

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  3. Luanne July 13, 2018 / 12:11 am

    I used to always order shrimp egg foo young before hubby’s celiac diagnosis! Yum! Pretty quilts and fabric!

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      • Luanne July 13, 2018 / 10:18 pm

        PF Changs is the only Chinese restaurant he can eat at now. Do you have those? They have these Hokkein street noodle things that are delicious . . . .


        • nwpaintedlady July 13, 2018 / 11:08 pm

          I love PF Changs chicken lettuce wraps but our closest is down by Seattle area I a haven’t ventured south in ages now.

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        • Luanne July 13, 2018 / 11:42 pm

          They probably didn’t even have those noodles then since they are relatively new. The lettuce wraps are great! Have you tried making them yourself? The recipe is all over the internet.

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  4. KerryCan July 13, 2018 / 10:47 am

    I love books like that, that give a lot of detail about the makers of the quilts and how the quilts of a certain region have a look all their own. That was a lucky find and the pretty fabric was, too!

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    • nwpaintedlady July 13, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      This book was truly a treasure found for me. So true, certain regions have a look of their own, like our accents, I hadn’t thought of that Kerry – great observation!


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