Monday, June 2, 2008

Quilted Memories

I am participating in the "I Remember Laura" Blog-A-Thon hosted by Quill Cottage Blog. This week the category is "quilted memories". Please visit Miss Sandy to see all the other participants!

I am fortunate to have a cabinet full of "memories". Both of my grandmothers were very talented seamstresses. My paternal grandmother knitted, crocheted and did alterations in her home. My maternal grandmother sews, embroideries, crochets, and quilts. There is always a quilting rack set up in my grandmother's home. Her hand stitched quilts are the most incredible things to behold - the tiny, precisely even stitches are amazing. She always embroideries her name and the date on the back of each quilt. I am blessed to have many of her creations in my home.

This first quilt is a baby doll sized one that my Grandmother and I "made together" when I was little. I think the part I "helped" with the most was picking out the fabrics!

This beautiful quilt my grandmother made for me while I was in college.

This quilt, also made by grandmother, is very special. When I look at it, I can see the materials she used for many of the dresses she made for my sister and I while we were growing up.

This quilt was made by my husband's great aunt. I love all the different fabrics and have always called it our "crazy quilt".

We received this store bought, wedding ring pattern quilt as a wedding gift.

And this one, also store bought, covered our bed during our early marriage. Our bedroom decor and tastes have changed over the years, but this quilt will always bring back memories of that time.

This very feminine, fan pattern quilt was also made by my grandmother.

She has made a special quilt for each of our children. This one is our son's.

And this one is our daughter's.

All of my quilts are kept tucked neatly away...at the ready for warmth, comfort, and memories whenever they are needed.

11 comments:

Carrie said...

What a wonderful quilt collection you have. It is especially nice for all the family memories they represent.

Karla said...

Just beautiful! That's what quilts are to me, too, memories!

ceekay said...

You have wonderful quilts and I love the picture with them all folded together. So homey looking!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The fan patterned quilt is lovely.

A Hint of Home said...

How special to have the quilts a loved one made for you and your children. Your daughters is so feminine.

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful treasure -- not only in the value of the pieces but in the memories with them. I love the fan pattern and your daughter's quilt most, I think.

Happy face said...

What a wonderful collection of memories!

Denise said...

Your daughter's quilt is especially lovely but all of them are special. Thank you for taking the time to share these wonderful quilting memories.

Have a blessed weekend!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just an amazing collection of quilts. I looked at many of them more closely and was struck by the wonderful stitching and use of color. I love the bandana section on one of the quilts...very nice for young men.

Miss Sandy said...

Your collection is awesome! Thank you for sharing your family stories and quilted memories. Your cupboard of quilts looks so inviting! Thank you for participating in the the blog-a-thon.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

Mrs. H said...

Thank you to everyone for all of the sweet comments about my quilts.

And, thank you, Laura, for visiting my blog. For my readers - Laura Ingalls Gunn (see comment above) is a relative of Laura Ingalls Wilder! Her great, great grandfather was Pa Ingalls' brother. You can learn more here -

http://quillcottage.blogspot.com/2008/06/prairie-posts-meeting-laura-part-1.html