Sunday, June 26, 2016

THIS is Why I Quilt

I sent "String Crossroads" to my granddaughter. This was the first quilt I designed from scratch, and I wanted her to have it to remember me (not that I'm going anywhere for a LONGLONGLONG time!) .

She loved looking at all the different fabrics that I included. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree--I remember spending hours looking at my maternal grandmother's and great-grandmother's quilts wondering "Who wore this fabric?" or "Where did this material come from?" Their work was an inspiration to me, though I didn't quite realize it at the time.

We never know what people will remember about us in years to come. I hope people remember about me, "She was a kind person, and she was a quilter."

I'm linking with Jo's Country Junction UFO Challenge.


  1. You are a kind person, wonderful quilter and you have many other talents. Joelly still plays
    with the rag dolls you made for Josey, forever ago ;-) Plus I think you are a great sister O:-)

  2. Awesome! What a special treasure for your granddaughter!

  3. Thank you, Susie. I'm glad she liked it. :)

  4. It's fantastic that she treasures it. My family doesn't really rate my creations.

    1. I'm sorry about that--they don't know what they are missing! I come from a long line of quilters--my family understands the tradition because of that, I think.

  5. Love the picture of your granddaughter. You can tell she loves it. She will treasure it for many years to come. I see a future quilter.

  6. This is a wonderful story:)


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